[Healeys] Steering Box Questions

simon.lachlan at alexarevel.plus.com simon.lachlan at alexarevel.plus.com
Sun Jan 26 03:09:48 MST 2020

Yes. Further to my last email, there is further info on the tube:-

“Polyurea thickened grease that is a superior corn head lubricant”.



Corn head gear cases, irrigation system gear boxes, and gear boxes requiring NLGi “O” grade grease”.

&, rather relevantly,

“Problem solving grease for gearboxes with leaky seals”.

Were not half of the text in French, I remain confident that there would be reference to “leaky old Brit cars”…………!



From: Healeys <healeys-bounces at autox.team.net> On Behalf Of Perry via Healeys
Sent: 26 January 2020 02:19
To: healeys at autox.team.net
Subject: Re: [Healeys] Steering Box Questions



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 <mailto:austin.healey at gmail.com> 
Sent: Saturday, January 25, 2020 6:33 PM
To: Roger Grace <mailto:roggrace at telus.net> 
Cc: Austin Healey <mailto:healeys at autox.team.net> 
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 <mailto: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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