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Old 10-20-2019, 04:16 PM   #1
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My wife Maureen is not in to old cars, but always just let me do my thing, no complaints or rules...

She is a retired pastry chef....

So one of the last tasks I had to do on the 33 Phaeton I got recently was put corn head grease into the steering box, as it is said to be the best stuff to use. But how to get it in there?

I asked her if she had any ideas, and after looking at the project, she had the perfect solution. She used a cake frosting piping bag. Filled it with the grease, squeezed it right in... worked perfect, so just passing on this tip.
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Old 10-20-2019, 04:17 PM   #2
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Old 10-20-2019, 04:44 PM   #3
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My wife Maureen is not in to old cars, but always just let me do my thing, no complaints or rules...

She is a retired pastry chef....

So one of the last tasks I had to do on the 33 Phaeton I got recently was put corn head grease into the steering box, as it is said to be the best stuff to use. But how to get it in there?

I asked her if she had any ideas, and after looking at the project, she had the perfect solution. She used a cake frosting piping bag. Filled it with the grease, squeezed it right in... worked perfect, so just passing on this tip.
That is a good idea. Another good idea in my opinion?
I took an extra filler plug, drilled and tapped for a grease fitting. I install it when I am filling a fresh box. With the pressure of the gun, I am confident the box is completely full.
Then? I replace the fitted cap with the proper filler plug.
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Old 10-20-2019, 05:44 PM   #4
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Digger....COOL wife! Cool idea! JD Cornhead grease is definitely COOL stuff, and appropriate! Hug Maureen and tell her you love her!! DD
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Old 10-20-2019, 06:04 PM   #5
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Perfect solution. The bible says we should have a 'suitable helpmate' I have one as well. "Don't git no better than that":
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Old 10-21-2019, 02:35 PM   #6
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Digger....COOL wife! Cool idea! JD Cornhead grease is definitely COOL stuff, and appropriate! Hug Maureen and tell her you love her!! DD
Plus, she bakes!
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Old 10-21-2019, 02:50 PM   #7
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Don't loose this ome, She's a real keeper!!
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Old 10-21-2019, 03:23 PM   #8
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You didn't say if you bought her a new frosting piping bag. I'm sure she would not want to reuse that one.


Probably had to take her out to dinner too!
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Old 10-22-2019, 03:52 AM   #9
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I bought an extra grease gun just for the Corn Head Grease.
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