GREASE THOSE JOINTS

Classic Car Weekly (UK) - - Fuzz Townshend’s Top Tips -

If your car has grease or oil nip­ples, get go­ing with the grease gun. And al­ways wipe away any ex­cess. More lu­bri­ca­tion. Un­less you re­ally love con­stantly mak­ing time-con­sum­ing re­pairs and fork­ing out for costly parts re­place­ment, the ac­qui­si­tion of a cou­ple of grease guns should see you spend­ing more of your time on the road and less of it stuck in the garage. Fill one with a de­cent multi-pur­pose, high tem­per­a­ture grease for ar­eas such as steer­ing balljoints and uni­ver­sal joints. The other should be filled with a thick oil – SAE90 or above – for lu­bri­ca­tion of toothed and spi­ral com­po­nents, such as trun­nions, steer­ing boxes and racks. Do­ing these tasks be­fore bring­ing your car out of hi­ber­na­tion will help to ex­pel con­den­sa­tion from air pock­ets.

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