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Old 03-15-2020, 10:12 PM   #1
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I should probably know this but I don't! Which way do the two holes in the inner U-joint cover go? Up and down.... Side to side??? Don't matter..And why? Are they a means for grease? What is their purpose? I'm so confused....
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Old 03-16-2020, 01:14 AM   #2
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I think you will find it will only go one or two ways,both right.
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Old 03-16-2020, 08:27 AM   #3
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The holes are to allow grease oil to flow from the grease fitting into the inter cavity.
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Old 03-16-2020, 08:35 AM   #4
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side to side
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Old 03-16-2020, 09:11 AM   #5
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Thank ya'all for the help, I knew I had two choices.....LOL
Side to side it will be... let the grease flow
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Old 03-16-2020, 12:35 PM   #6
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I have always wondered, how does the grease actually get to the U-Joint bearings? Osmosis?Seems all you are doing is coating the outside? Am I missing something?

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