[Healeys] Steering Box Questions
phoenix722 at comcast.net
Sat Jan 25 17:53:10 MST 2020
On 1/25/2020 1:40 PM, Team.net wrote:
> Agreed, works for me too.
>> On Jan 25, 2020, at 4:12 PM, <simon.lachlan at alexarevel.plus.com
>> <mailto:simon.lachlan at alexarevel.plus.com>>
>> <simon.lachlan at alexarevel.plus.com
>> <mailto:simon.lachlan at alexarevel.plus.com>> wrote:
>> I took someone’s advice and bought a John Deere grease gun and a
>> couple of tubes of their “Cornhead Grease”. One tube will probably be
>> The grease gun has a one-handed pistol grip pump action and a long
>> flexible tube/nozzle. You can get it right up to or into the
>> steering box. I forget. Decent item and I needed a modern grease gun
>> The grease is, they do say, “Specially formulated not to leak from
>> the corn head gearcase or drain from the gears during idle periods”.
>> Followed by a load of guff with lots of long words. Personally, I
>> don’t have a clue as to what a “corn head” is though it sounds a bit
>> like Bart Simpson. However, I sort of recall one of our experts
>> saying that it’s designed application was perfect for our steering boxes.
>> Works for me,
>> *From:*Healeys <healeys-bounces at autox.team.net
>> <mailto:healeys-bounces at autox.team.net>>*On Behalf Of*Roger Grace
>> *Sent:*25 January 2020 19:18
>> *To:*Austin Healey <healeys at autox.team.net
>> <mailto:healeys at autox.team.net>>
>> *Subject:*[Healeys] Steering Box Questions
>> Two questions for the more experienced among us ...
>> My BJ8 steering box is leaking. From the front cover and more
>> significantly from the shaft.
>> Firstly, is it possible to replace the shaft oil seal without
>> removing the box ? - that is not going to happen at the moment.
>> Looks sort of feasible to me and possibly the most difficult issue
>> would be extracting the old seal ?
>> Secondly as often mentioned here is to refill the box with some
>> Penrite or similar NGLI 00 liquid grease. Is there a
>> sensible/practical tecnique to get it into the filler hole ?. Grease
>> gun with plastic tube ? Sounds messy job to me.
>> Comments/ideas appreciated.
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