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Old 05-19-2018, 11:49 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Agreed. I don't actually use wd40 much. Most everybody has a preferred lubricant, but everybody has wd40. I use Slikroil.
Tommcat, I've put Ujoints in (my trucks) (clean trucks) at 60-70k and ever seen signs of hub contamination action. Maybe if a guy is mud bogging I could see it being a problem, but we've had no trouble, so far.
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Old 05-20-2018, 07:13 AM   #12 (permalink)
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Doing brakes n bearings on a '79 Int Scout where you'd expect to see manual hubs but holly molly still being used on a modern vehicle............. dinosaur-ish kinda set up in my eyes.
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Old 05-20-2018, 08:10 AM   #13 (permalink)
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My auto locking hubs are hard to turn from auto to lock. Can I just take the 3 torx fasteners out and pull the assembly out and lube them?

It's a 2017???? Why wouldn't they be covered under warranty?????
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Agreed. I don't actually use wd40 much. Most everybody has a preferred lubricant, but everybody has wd40. I use Slikroil.
Tommcat, I've put Ujoints in (my trucks) (clean trucks) at 60-70k and ever seen signs of hub contamination action. Maybe if a guy is mud bogging I could see it being a problem, but we've had no trouble, so far.
I couldn't even begin to count how many I replaced in my time. Frequently, the whole hub would seize into the hub and bearing so we have to pull them out with vice grips and slide hammers.
They always come apart in pieces like that, and inside was always one giant ball of rust.

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Old 05-20-2018, 08:41 AM   #15 (permalink)
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It's a 2017???? Why wouldn't they be covered under warranty?????
im out of warranty. I actually use my truck, and I saved myself a trip to the dealer for something I took care of in 5 minutes.

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I think manual lock out hubs are ten times better than any of the MODERN auto locking one's, most all of the modern locking hubs use a lot fo plastic parts and gears that STRIP way too easy and well, they don't always fully unlock or lock and have SLIP to things which ends up ruining them plastic gears
the ONLY reason there are SO many vehicles with electronic locking hubs is due to HOW lazy people are, its NOT about what one is stronger or better, its LAZY folks don't want to get out, or smart enough at TIMES to plan ahead and lock the hubs in advance!

MY advice on not using WD 40 or oil over dry lube had NOTHING to do with mudding and mud making a mess its about just OIL being wet and things clinging to it from basic dust to?? and that in return ends up causing crap to stick to it and build up on it over time and and can even hold more moisture next to things
wd 40 does dry in time, but dry lube just saves you a lot of SMALL issue's with crap sticking to wet oil no matter what oil it is!
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I've owned 4X4 suvs and pickups for many many years. None had manually locking hubs. And, I've never had any problems with the automatic locking setups.

It has little to do with laziness, and a lot to do with convenience and safety.

I lock my hubs often during sudden poor traction conditions. It would be stupid and very dangerous to stop the vehicle and jump out to lock the hubs during those times.
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I simply would not own a 4x4 without the auto 4x4 feature. Own just one with it, you will never ever own one without again.
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I agree. I grew up riding in '70s big'ole trucks with my father, who would not drive 10' with the hubs locked In if they didn't need to be. Literally. Driveway snowy? Turns hubs out as soon as you hit the rd, and don't turn sharp doing it! Got mud? As soon as the rear tires hit dry ground, stock, unluck hubs. It took him about 30 years to realize that his U-joints didn't last any longer than the guy who ran around with the hubs in half the year. Didn't save much fuel either, but back then.....trucks were trucks, and fuel was cheap anyway. New dodge in '95 was the first thing we had that didn't have hubs. Pretty neat. Pull lever and go, but the axles turned all the time (I think). New setups work good, are easy, and I've just had no problem. I wouldn't lubricate my sled clutches with dust grabbing lubricant but on superduty one ton chinsey plastic hubs, I'll probably keep spraying them a few times a year. '17 have grease able Ujoints or ball joints? I've been avoiding looking at one up close.
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Actually, ford is the only manufacturer (within the last decade) that still uses a hub type hub right?
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