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    Oil from front freewheel hub on GQ

    I am getting traces of oil on the outside of the front passenger wheel. It seems to be coming from where the free hub bolts to the standard hub. No oil on inside of wheel or hub. It only leaks when it is driven. Could this be caused by the axle seal or something less of a concern. Any thoughts/advice appreciated.

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    Does it pong like diff or gearbox oil? It is fairly easy to whip off the free wheel hub and check it out. If it turns out its just grease, clean up the surfaces and apply a very fine bit of silicon to act as a seal when you replace the hub. Just make sure no sealant gets into the hub.
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    A picture if possible would help heaps @Bluedog77 Mate
    As far as I remember outer workings of a GQ front it shouldn’t throw “differential oil” around your hub/outer rim?
    Mudnut is very possibly on the money of your hub seal being shot, maybe has been for a while too and somehow locking on to allow water to mix its grease into a viscous goo at higher speeds?


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    This doesn't show much as I have wiped the oil/grease off the wheel. It only comes out in a couple of spots.
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    I think if old grease or oil is coming out, then water and muck can get in.
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