How Much grease in the Birfield/Knuckle?

Discussion in '60-Series Wagons' started by Toadhopper, Jun 20, 2005.

  1. Toadhopper

    Toadhopper

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    I'm Knee deep into my birfield job and I'm still not sure how much grease to put into the birfields and knuckles.

    I looked through several links and I just want to make sure I'm in the ballpark.

    I packed the birfield as full as i could and put most of the rest of the 1lb. tub into the crevas between the knuckle and the axle tube. I tried to get it in there especially on the top and the bottom where the knuckle bearings are.

    Does that sound about right, or am I under or over adding grease?

    If I were to guesstimate I would say I used the better part of the tub.
    Bryan
     
  2. lovetoski

    lovetoski SILVER Star

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    You've got the birf right. A spatula can help to really pack that grease in deep into the balls.

    On the cavity, FSM says 2/3 full, and I think I used not quite one tub per side (birf + knuckle). As long as there is still some room, you're probably good.
     
  3. Tapage

    Tapage Club 4X4 Panamá SILVER Star

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    when I do this job, I use one tube in both ( bierfield and nucle - closed off course ) marine grease in my case ..
     
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