[Healeys] Steering Box Questions

Perry healeyguy at aol.com
Sat Jan 25 19:18:49 MST 2020

Looks like the common denominator on these thick oils/pourable greases is that they meet the requirements of  NLGI 00 standard (NLGI is National Lubricating Grease Institute).  This topic is a common one in the old car world with folks like us. The results of the use of this product, mainly lack of leaks on old steering boxes, is mentioned on many sites. So if you have an very old Chevy or a AH this stuff is helpful. Not saying that a properly repaired steering box can’t be nearly leak free but for most of us this stuff will make the situation much better. Don’t let the term grease deter your use.  It still flows to all the places that need lubrication but resists leaking out.   By the way there are lots of sources for this stuff under many name brands and retailers.  NAPA, John Deere and a multitude of others.  Use the NLGI 00 specs to find supplier near you.

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From: Chris Dimmock
Sent: Saturday, January 25, 2020 6:33 PM
To: Roger Grace
Cc: Austin Healey
Subject: Re: [Healeys] Steering Box Questions

Penrite comes in grease gun cartridges. 
I replace the filler with a 1/4 bsp nipple to fill


On 26 Jan 2020, at 6:18 am, Roger Grace <roggrace at telus.net> wrote:
Two questions for the more experienced among us ...

My BJ8 steering box is leaking. From the front cover and more significantly from the shaft.

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