[Healeys] Steering idler bits

Earl Kagna kags at shaw.ca
Thu Aug 4 22:57:51 MDT 2016


In my first post, I was mistaken – I was remembering doing that job on my tri-carb, only it was on the steering box, not the idler.  Makes a lot of difference re: draining – the steering box side can be drained by loosening the 4 bolts holding the bottom cover on enough to let the oil drain out over a couple of days into a container placed below,  which is what I did.  Unfortunately, as Mike has queried, there is no way to do this on the idler side – about all one can do is use some kind of a small suction device to get out whatever can be gotten to that way through the fill hole.

The Penrite is so thick that you’ll need to warm it up and use a small injection device to properly top it off.

Sorry for the ‘brain fart’.  Or maybe it was the good Russian Vodka taken earlier on the day that I wrote the post.  Doesn’t matter, getting old!


Earl Kagna
Victoria, B.C.
BJ8, BT7 tri-carb

From: Simon Lachlan 
Sent: Thursday, August 04, 2016 12:03 PM
To: Healeys at autox.team.net 
Subject: [Healeys] Steering idler bits

Many thanks to one and all.

a)      I had misread the parts diagram. I knew something was a bit off, hence the query.

b)      Indeed, an apparently simple task is a potential labour of Hercules and I’m very glad that I asked!

c)       I shall fill the thing up with Penrite Steering Box lube and see how that goes.



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