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    2012 intermediate bearing grease change?

    Looking through my service manual, the requirement of measuring gram weight is gone. No mention of grease amount in interval chart or on diagram.

    "lubricate the intermediate housing through the grease nipple." (1)

    Do you guys think they changed the seals?


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    You have the service manual? They have to give a quantity, I wouldnt take a chance and just pumping grease in it until it "feels right".

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    No quantity listed.

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    The grease is there to lube the seals and not the bearing (the bearing is sealed), It also helps the sealing of the area from water coming in through the driveshaft area. Any excess grease will should just flow out in to the driveshaft cavity, however you don't want to blow out a seal so slowly and gently apply the grease DO NOT FORCE IT IN THERE.

    I had to pull mine off just the other day to do the 2 inch extension mod and noticed it wouldn't take grease. I'm yet to suss it out as I'm waiting for my new seals to arrive before I pull the old seals out so I just manually greased them while changing the mid shaft. I'll have to pull it apart again after my weekend away with the ski.

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    Anyone find an answer to the amount of grease?

    I'm leaning toward going with the amount of grease for the post 10hr service in the prior years models as the bulk of the grease needed for the initial service was to fill the grease tube in which this model does not have.

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    Anyone have an answer yet? or is everyone not bothering with any grease??

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    you just give it a few pumps... just until the hose starts to expand a bit

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    Quote Originally Posted by WFO View Post
    you just give it a few pumps... just until the hose starts to expand a bit
    There is no hose on the 2012 FX's.

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    Quote Originally Posted by volltrex View Post
    There is no hose on the 2012 FX's.
    Guessing that's why they removed the gram weight requirement?

    So, just add slowly until I feel resistance?

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