Slee Spindle Bushing Tool

Discussion in '80-Series Tech' started by timer00, Jun 22, 2011.

  1. timer00

    timer00 Just another LC driver

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    I don't know how new it is but I noticed it a few weeks ago on Slee's site.

    I plan on ordering one in a week or so and try it out. Sounds like a big time saver especially for those that forgot to grease the spindle bushing after putting it all back together.

    It works of course for the 40,60,80,100,Mini Truck
  2. kidglove13

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    Just ordered one about 5 minutes ago
    We will see
  3. Tapage

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    this one .?

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    My english betray me .. how that can push that far the grease ?

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    If you can, please post a video showing how it works :cool:
  5. silverhorse

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    It should just push the grease past and around the axle going to the back of the spindle where the bearing is located. Seems like a good idea!
  6. kidglove13

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    I just got shipping confirmation
    It going take about a week to get to VA
    When I get it I will post pics of usage

    When I talked to someone at Slee they definitly put some thought into it or else I do not think they would sell it
    I do not think it will take that much pressure to push grease back into the hub/spindle
    But it will take alot of pumping is what I was told by someone at Slee

    We will see
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    X2 please ..
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  10. sleeoffroad

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    The tool was based on a Toyota SST that is mostly used for IFS trucks. We adapted it for the FF type axles. The nut welded to a pipe and capped works but there is one issue. The nut threads on the spindle, hover the little keyway that the claw washer indexes into allows for some grease to pour out on the outside of the spindle. This is designed to seat against the face of the spindle, thus creating a better seal. The Toyota SST was not designed in such a way. We used a nut welded to a piece of tube in the shop for a long time, but it was messy, so we designed the tool and decided we might as well offer them for sale.

    It is simply intended to grease the spindle bushing because you either forgot to do it when you did a axle rebuilt, or on the 100, it is done routinely as maintenance.
  11. 80seriesnut

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    Just got mine yesterday. Used it today and I think it works great.

  12. Tacoma4life

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    I suppose if you wanted you could use it to top up the grease in the knuckles as well. Pretty cool tool, but not really nessasary...
  13. turbocat

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    Very nice. I was hoping you guys had tackled this problem. My homemade tool is indeed messy. Great work.:clap:
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    anyone that have it and working pic ?
  15. Tools R Us

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    In my observation, experience there is no "problem" that needs solving?

    The knuckle needs to be maintained at 1/2-3/4 full of moly grease. If maintained at this level the bushing is mostly or totally immersed in grease. The bushing has grooves intended to draw grease into it and does this well if grease is there.

    In other words, if the bushing is dry, the knuckle is mostly or totally dry. In this case, I would not be as worried about the bushing, the birf is much more $$$ and will be destroyed from grease starvation. Filling the knuckle to the proper level, greases both the birf and bushing.

    I can see the use for an IFS rig. There is no grease pool to lube the bushing and most of them have needle bearings, that are much more prone to catastrophic failure when starved. But even there, if it is making noise, the damage is done, it's only a matter of time before it needs to be inspected, replaced?
  16. timer00

    timer00 Just another LC driver

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    I'd agree with this.. good for IFS not really needed for SFA.

  17. I still want one. Maybe it will help me look more like a :banana::banana::banana: mechanic.


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