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Re: Lubrication question

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Posted by Morgan Neelands on May 14, 2005 at 10:04:53:

In Reply to: Posted by on May 13, 2005 at 23:23:56:

: : Exactly what product should be used to lube the front steering knuckes? I know the book says universal joint lubricate but if someone could name a product or what to look for that would be helpful. Thanks!

: This comes up now and then on the baord. Book and purests use 90wt gear oil.-hint--
: it leaks-. Some of us use greese. If you decide to use grese I recomend packing the upper and lower barrings as you would your wheel barrings. Oil will seap into the lower ones and splash to lub the upper ones. Steam cyl Oil! Got to work great but where do you get it? I know this type of oil has a short use life if used with steem but how about a cold life. Bill

Try an oil and lube distributor in the phonebook. Some of the brands are Texaco Meropa, and Shell Valvata. I tried a Googling "steam cylinder oil". The smallest amount I found that I could order was a 5 gallon pail at about $40 dollars. Since the knuckles don't take that much that should do for at least 5 years.

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