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Greasing Swival Hubs on a 60

Discussion in '60-Series Wagons' started by toy60, Mar 19, 2004.

  1. toy60

    toy60

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    I have just become the proud owner of a well kept 60. I am doing its first service and the manual says to check and grease the front swival hubs.
    Trying to get grease thru the plugs is like putting a Marshmellow in a money box.

    There must be a easier way.
    How much is enough or how much is too much. 8)

    Tks
     
  2. devo

    devo

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    I don't understand the difficulty? Remove the 12mm nut, stick the end of the grease gun in the hole and pump and pump until it's full. I'v been doing it this way since 1982.
    When the hub is full, grease will be visable at the threads. You are in effect greasing your Birfields.
    devo
     
  3. pismojim

    pismojim the Dude abides...

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    You won't grease your birfield by pumpng grease into the pluged opening on the knuckle housing. At best, you'll get some fresh grease behind the felt wipers.

    Pull the axle and you'll see what i mean.

    Morgan did a great write up here:
    http://www.birfield.com/~morgan/tech/axle/part1.html

    When you finish you'll have properly serviced your steering knuckles.
    (and made a big greasy mess) :)