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Knuckle Lubrication.... Again....

Discussion in 'Flat Fender Tech' started by william_cj3b, Apr 1, 2017.

  1. Oct 31, 2018
    melvinm

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    I have used Lubriplate 1200-2 for 45 or 50 years and never had A problem.
    I would repack the steering knuckle every 10,000 miles . Never have greased the knuckle in between
    repacks.

    Bill at Bill's Jeep in Denver Colorado was trained At Willys Overland in Toledo Ohio and this is the
    method He used also . He would cut off the square nut on the plugs on the knuckle so they couldn't
    be lubed between repacks.
     
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  2. Oct 31, 2018
    mike starck

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    Same as Focker. Just picked up two tubes .Takes about a tube per knuckle if I pack it in during assembly of axle.Nice and full and plenty of lube getting to that upper bearing when axle is engaged.
     
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  3. Oct 31, 2018
    tripilio

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    By repack you mean new seals on the back of the knuckle?
     
  4. Oct 31, 2018
    tripilio

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    As I have read, this type of lube is used vs grease to be able to have lubrication all the time, since as it moves it gets liquified but it doesn't leak because around the seals is thicker (not moving much). Grease would sling onton the walls leaving the joint dry. My question now, after this long tirade: do I need to grease-pack the bearings for the king pin or the lube (specially the top) is enough?
     
  5. Oct 31, 2018
    jpflat2a

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    Pack them as you would a wheel bearing and your done.
     
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  6. Oct 31, 2018
    Bowbender

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    Just an FYI; in researching Corn head grease, I learned that it is a urea based grease and doesn't play well with other greases. I got a urea based grease for the bearings and then Corn head in the knuckles.
     
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  7. Oct 31, 2018
    tripilio

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    That, sr makes a lot of sense!:bow:
    So, pack them with urea grease... final answer!:bananatool:
     
  8. Nov 1, 2018
    Bowbender

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    I don't know if it's the FINAL answer, but it's an answer. Made sense to me to use compatible lubes.
     
  9. Nov 1, 2018
    melvinm

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    Yes , clean and repack the king pin bearings with new seals , and clean and repack the wheel bearings with new wheel seals .
     
  10. Nov 1, 2018
    tripilio

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    Is there a seal for the king pin?
     
  11. Nov 1, 2018
    Howard Eisenhauer

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    Nope.
     
  12. Nov 1, 2018
    melvinm

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    The seal is on the knuckle.
     

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