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Old 02-03-2020, 07:12 PM   #1
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I saw some where that people added a grease fitting on the bottom of the steering box to lube it.

My dumb question is can I put the grease in where the plug is on top of the box ?? My old age and bad back does not feel like making the grease fitting on the bottom of the box
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Old 02-03-2020, 07:45 PM   #2
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Don't use grease to lube the steering box. Since it is not a liquid it won't flow between the gears thus drying them out. It will just be displaced by the gears. Use the proper gear oil to lube the gears.
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Old 02-03-2020, 08:34 PM   #3
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That fitting is to lube the sector shaft bushings.
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Old 02-04-2020, 12:25 PM   #4
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I saw some where that people added a grease fitting on the bottom of the steering box to lube it.
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That fitting is to lube the sector shaft bushings.
How does a grease fitting on the bottom lube the sector shaft bushings?
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Old 02-04-2020, 04:39 PM   #5
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It’s installed between the two bushings and the lube goes between them. Some cars have this. I’m talking two tooth
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Old 02-04-2020, 05:21 PM   #6
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Doesn't the fitting on the top of the box provide lube for the entire box? Why would you need a fitting on the bottom of the box?
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Old 02-04-2020, 06:08 PM   #7
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This applies to the 7-tooth steering: green is oil 600/680. Red is high pressure grease.
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Old 02-04-2020, 10:29 PM   #8
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Doesn't the fitting on the top of the box provide lube for the entire box? Why would you need a fitting on the bottom of the box?
No, the sector bushing are greased from the bottom. The oil from the box should not go past the first bushing. Keeping the sector shaft greased also aids in keeping oil from seeping past these bushings.
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Old 02-06-2020, 12:25 PM   #9
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I put grease in the Gemmer gear box to seal the sector bushings, then I put a few table spoonfuls of SAE 140 gear oil in the box. This technique stops the inherent oil leakage, and I have been doing it since 1962. It works!
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