Knuckle Puddin'

Discussion in 'Flat Fender Tech' started by Gump, Jul 5, 2006.

  1. Jul 10, 2006
    Rondog

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    Thanks Chuck! You too Chuck!
     
  2. Jul 10, 2006
    Gump

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    When I opened mine up one side was black, the other was light brown. I don't think any have been changed in atleast 20 years. I'm using the 80W140 syn. since I couldn't find 140 straight and adding some STP to make it sticky.
     
  3. Jul 14, 2006
    jayhawkclint

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    I recently put new bearings, oil seal, and gasket on my passenger side and filled it with 140, but it is somehow leaking into my drum. The shoes are getting slick, causing my driver's side to grab a lot harder than the passenger side, which isn't very fun in traffic. If I pump chassis lube in there to try and stop the leak, how do I make sure it is packed all the way into the hub? Any other suggestions?
     
  4. Jul 14, 2006
    Gump

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    You brought up a good point. What I was told, in order to mix 90W and brg grease, the 90W should be heated then add the grease so it mixes better.
     
  5. Jul 16, 2006
    ttpete

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    181jeep

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    ttpete,

    That, my friend, is very good info. That is exactly what is required. The 1000w is where I would start.

    JB
     
  7. Jul 17, 2006
    66cj5

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    lots of neat stuff there.
     
  8. Jul 19, 2006
    Gump

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  9. Jul 23, 2006
    jayhawkclint

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    I got my hubs to quit leaking! After much investigation, I discovered that the 140W that I put in the knuckle was somehow leaking out of the bottom 2 bolts that hold the backing plate on. It was dripping down to the drum, which was slinging gear oil everywhere.

    I used #2b non-hardening thread sealer on all 6 bolts, including under the head of the bolts. Now more leaks! No it appears that I can run as thin as 140W in there without leaks, although I did end up thickening it up with some chassis lube. Thanks for all the help.
     
  10. Jul 24, 2006
    kamel

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    I love it when a plan comes together.

    Good job on the 140 weight and fixing the 'leak'!



    fix it right and fix it once.
     
  11. Jul 25, 2006
    Gump

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    I think I'm calling "Restoration Stuff" from the above link for a couple of qts of 299w lube at $9.95/qt. That looks about a right price since Red Line goes for about the same.

    Thanks again,
     
  12. Oct 19, 2006
    PatchyCJ5

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    Knuckle Pudding-

    I dont know if this would be the right thread for this question: On the front axle, Is there a way to drain the old lube from the steering knuckles? I noticed all the threads say how to fill and how to make the knuckle pudding (sounds like real good stuff by the way), Is there a way to drain without disassembling? :beer:
     
  13. Oct 19, 2006
    Patrick

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    Nope....
     
  14. Oct 19, 2006
    Glenn

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    Taking one of the bolts out of the bottom of the kingpin bearing cap should let you drain what's in there, if it's thin enough to drain anyway. Of course, I haven't actually tried that.
     
  15. Nov 1, 2010
    CJ-JIM

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    Does any one have a picture of the knuckle hole, just got the jeep and am trying to learn what all I need to do for routine maint.
     
  16. Nov 3, 2010
    Philip-TX

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    Remover the 4 kingpin bolts for the bottom kingpn bearing.

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    Get the idea?
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  17. Nov 4, 2010
    CJ-JIM

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    Ok thank you!!
     
  18. Nov 20, 2010
    luckyuhaul

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    Search for "John Deere Cornhead Grease"
    Watch the video, it's pretty cool stuff.
     
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    houstons4

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    How do I drain out the old fluid?
     
  20. Jan 2, 2015
    Daryl

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    Holy mother of all thread revivals! Think lots and lots of rags. Been awhile since we had a thorough discussion on knuckle pudding though.
     

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