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Jim (Ottawa)

07-17-2002 11:39:48

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I've read through the archives on this subject and it seems to me that the best way to deal with this is to pack the steering box and to install a grease fitting when it is all torn apart for a rebuild. However I have no plans to tear mine apart in the near future since it is working fine. It's not leaking badly either (maybe it's dry). So it seems to me like the corn head grease is a good idea and I've got an easily accessible pipe plug to get it in through. After reading the posts, however, I'm nervous about getting voids in the grease. Any suggestions on easy ways to avoid this?

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Darrell Kahler

07-17-2002 15:30:06

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 Re: Steering Gear Lubrication - 48 8N in reply to Jim (Ottawa), 07-17-2002 11:39:48  
If you are really worried about wearing out your steering gear, you can purchase a complete NOS unit on one of my upcoming auctions on eBay, and hord it as a spare. Just tell the wife, they are as rare as hen's teeth and you don't think another one will ever come up again.

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07-17-2002 11:56:22

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 Re: Steering Gear Lubrication - 48 8N in reply to Jim (Ottawa), 07-17-2002 11:39:48  
Jim, There are quite a few different diameters of grease zerks available. Why not choose an appropriate size zerk, pull your plug out, drill it and tap it and put your zerk in the plug?

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Jim (Ottawa)

07-17-2002 12:06:42

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 Re: Re: Steering Gear Lubrication - 48 8N in reply to Greg, 07-17-2002 11:56:22  
Thanks, Greg, I was thinking of exactly the same thing (great minds... you know) but what I haven't figured out is where and how (without getting metal shavings inside) to make some way to vent the air pressure from the box as I fill it with grease. Any ideas on that one?

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Dave Smith

07-17-2002 13:24:37

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 Re: Re: Re: Steering Gear Lubrication - 48 8N in reply to Jim (Ottawa), 07-17-2002 12:06:42  
It will vent out the top of the stearing post. You will also get grease out there. then you know the top bearing is lubed.
Dave <*)))><

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