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Old 10-05-2019
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I had my drive axle outer wheel replaced today, and when the top hat came off, some light oil ended up in the wheel. I had applied a couple of drops (I don't think more than that) of an oil to the threads, but didnt think that much. Tire man said i should replace the seal, but the seal is dry and inside of tophat was dry.
I left the tophat off, and no new oil 20 miles later. Am I out of axle oil, or did I misjudge my oiling? Any way to check?
Whats involved in that seal-- just bolts and gasket (and refill how?with?)

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Paul , You fill it by way of the pumpkin or Axle housing . There will be a bolt half way up or so . fill her then check after you spin the wheel a little to be sue the oil worked its way out to the bearing .
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if you lost a large amount of lube at the hub seal inside of inter-wheel would be full of oil/dirt mix i could reach around wheel and feel and mine was full i replaced seal and close to 2 gal of lube. i had no lube inside tophat as lube was not leaking out around axle cap-gasket it was leaking by inter seal .... not to hard to replace just big and heavy lots of clean up...
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Like Mike I also had only small signs of oil but the seal was shot . Also like mike said heavy parts , It took 2 of us to remove and replace the drum . I'm not the animal Mike seems to still be , lol
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Ok brain trust... Still no further external sign of leakage, the fill plug did not have oil in a position that i could feel it with my finger. The drain plug has oil behind it.

How much oil is enough and how to tell? Should it be full to the fill plug?
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Yes, full to the fill plug with 90w rear axle oil, with the bus sitting level. I use a dedicated pump-up sprayer with hose attached for this chore.
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Is that really a straight weight oil or is 80w90 sufficient?
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Bluebird recommends changing after so many miles.
I believe it calls for. 80 /. 140. In the main axle differential.
Taking 5 gallons
I don’t have the exact info with me but I am close.
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I like 90-140. GL-5 rated gear oil. I prefer synthetic, but your choice. Fill until oil comes out fill plug. Let it sit a few hours, and recheck, as it works it way out to end of axles.
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