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greasing prop shaft sliding joint


daverclasper
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Hi everyone

 

Vitesse with J Type Overdrive and shorter prop shaft.

 

There is a grease nipple forward of the prop shaft universal joint.

 

I thought this may be to grease the sliding joint, though when greased the grease appeared to exit through the UJ bearings.

 

Any advice on this much appreciated.

 

Cheers, Dave 

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David a question, youmhave the greaser on the the telscopic slide so thats ok

if you are dreaming about greasing the uj journals then have a look some uj cross pins have a grease, or a grub screw you can remove and fit a long nipple to grease them, look in the centre of the cross

if you stripmit down just tomsee if it needs lubrication you will probably wreck the old bearing cups which may need a lot of vice gripping to extract the cups

 

if you want to do this get some replacement new ones

 

pete

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Hi Pete, sorry about this getting long winded.

 

It's just that when I greased the nipple on the telescopic slide, grease seem to exit from the uj yolk bearing/journals and nowhere else that I could see (so maybe uj now greased anyway?).

 

I was just wondering therefore if the sliding joint was getting enough/any grease and assumed this could be separated/stripped to check without interfering with the uj journals.

 

Apologies if I'm not getting it.

 

Cheers, Dave

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