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Re: Lubrication question

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Posted by Pete on May 14, 2005 at 15:55:27:

In Reply to: Posted by on May 14, 2005 at 07:47:13:

Building on the KP discussion below, I find that a 50/50 mix of bearing grease and 90wt works about right. I also use the ziplock freezerbag technique, but after I cut off the corner, I put that corner down into a funnel that has an appropriately sized tip. By that I mean a tip that will fit into the hole on the top of the knuckle. All that then remains is to push on the back of the freezer bag, and the KP comes out exactly where you want it.
Good luck,

: A discussion on this same subject is on WillysTech message board now. Called knuckle pudding, here is the recipe:
: Rick Stivers knuckle pudding recipe. Here it is:

: ****** Begin recipe
: I have found that KP can be easily made using just 90W oil and the plain old
: fashioned wheel bearing grease. You know the stuff that is kind of
: yellowish
: green and real thick. I put a container of the wheel bearing grease in a
: one
: gallon coffee can and slowly mix in the 90W until the mixture just stops
: peaking (when you pull out the mixing stick the KP should slowly form back
: into the can). If you take out the stick, and the surface isn't pretty
: smooth twenty minutes later, it is still to thick. Some folks like to add
: heat to the process but I've found that it mixes up fine without it and it
: doesn't smell as bad this way.

: Once you have it back together you can put the KP in a ziplock bag and cut
: off a small corner. Then you can squirt the KP into the fill hole until it
: is level with the hole. KP is thin enough to pool back into the bottom and
: thick enough to not run out the shims.
: ******** End recipe.

: I use a cheap (read really inexpensive) suction gun to fill the knuckles. Works
: great with no mess.

: : 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!

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