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Old 10-01-2020, 01:15 AM   #41
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Fill line clearly molded in yhe cover for all who missed it
ONLY on the cap you posted.
There are multiple different style caps supplied by Kodiak in at least 4 different sizes along with several aftermarket manufacturers. Many do not have a specified fill line.

My Cyclone had 7K Kodiak disc brakes and IS which was later deemed undersized and replaced with 8K parts.

Neither the 7 or 8K caps had fill lines and the instructions that came with the suspension specíd the oil level just below the fill hole.


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Did you find a cap or axle that didnít have a fill mark?

Did you find instructions from an acle manufacturing company saying to fill to the plug?

If you did post it

Do you want people to over fill their oil hubs for some reason?

How about posting the Supporting info, not just your thoughtd
See above.
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Old 10-03-2020, 06:47 PM   #42
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Yes black in the center

If you drilled the hole in it, you need to have it replaced. Oil level looks about right. 90 weight gear oil is correct. If you take a flashlight and look under your rig and you see some oil spray around the tire or breaks, then you have a leak. Check often. They don't leak unless the seals are warn and need service.
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Old 10-03-2020, 09:31 PM   #43
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I highly recommend you contact DRV before you add any oil to the wheel bearings. I had the exact same issue in August, 2020 on our 2019 40KSSB4. The cap stated SAE 90W gear oil but I couldn't find any such gear oil in Glacier, Montana. I talked with Greg Weldon at DRV (260-562-1075) and he told me that DRV changed to self sealed bearings a few years ago. At the time, they began using new plastic clear caps but they failed so DRV just started using the older caps which stated SAE 90 gear oil. Greg told me, the caps on the newer units serve only as a dust cover and not to add oil. Nowhere does DRV alert the owner to this.

You should contact Greg about your specific unit. Have your VIN number available.
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Old 10-04-2020, 02:56 PM   #44
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I guess maybe the first indication not to use oil would be the complete absence of any in the first place. Secondly would be the grease zikr staring at you when you remove the plug. I know Montana may be somewhat remote but I have never been anywhere where you could not find 90w gear oil. Walmart sells it where we summer, and that's in a remote area of Nebraska. Just looked this AM.
What exactly is a "self sealed bearing"?

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Old 10-04-2020, 03:43 PM   #45
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Talking Oil Bath Hub

Enough with the acronysms. What the hell is a" DRV"
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Old 10-04-2020, 05:02 PM   #46
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DRV quit using the Oil Bath System because for one they used CHEAP components instead of QUALITY proper Oil Bath Seals. People would freak out if they saw a trace amount of oil thad had dust on it making it look worse than it really was.

These seals DON'T leak. Thea are not Cheap but quality does cost.


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Old 10-04-2020, 10:02 PM   #47
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Well, if you took a look you would realize you are on the "DRV Luxury Suites" page.

And DRV did not use cheap components. They may install the axles, but they don't build them. That would be Lippert, Dexter or MorRyde's problem. Same as with the brake assemblies. They are however responsible for the miserable job of installing the brake lines and failing to bleed the air out of them.

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Old 10-04-2020, 10:27 PM   #48
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Oh yea, if the trucker does not own the rig why would he want to install a TPMS on it? Did you buy stuff out of your own pocket to benefit your place of employment? You kind of sound like a person who would. Never worked that way in my company. I supplied all the parts and pieces needed to do the job I wanted done. Employees were able to keep their money for their own use. But I was a good boss. Maybe you never met one. IDK. Has to be some reason you act the way you do.

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Old 10-04-2020, 10:47 PM   #49
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Well, if you took a look you would realize you are on the "DRV Luxury Suites" page.

And DRV did not use cheap components. They may install the axles, but they don't build them. That would be Lippert, Dexter or MorRyde's problem. Same as with the brake assemblies. They are however responsible for the miserable job of installing the brake lines and failing to bleed the air out of them.

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YES you are correct, but the BUCK STOPS with DRV.

OH you mean like mine with the brake line being stretched??? MORryde did relocate all my brake lines.

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Old 10-04-2020, 11:08 PM   #50
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YES you are correct, but the BUCK STOPS with DRV.

OH you mean like mine with the brake line being stretched??? MORryde did relocate all my brake lines.

Wow, that is an old picture as you still had the white bearing caps.
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Old 10-05-2020, 12:11 AM   #51
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How about posting the Supporting info, not just your thoughtd


How about getting your terminology correct and suggestions relevant to DRV equipment.
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Old 10-05-2020, 12:13 AM   #52
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Old 10-05-2020, 04:20 PM   #53
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Wow, that is an old picture as you still had the white bearing caps.
That's Kyle Miller pic of my DRV on the assembly line. Personally I would have never sent that pic out!
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Old 10-05-2020, 04:22 PM   #54
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My lines are all tucked in nicely now!!!

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