On or around Tue, 16 Aug 2005 13:11:33 +1000, JD <jjd@SPAMLESS.com.au>
enlightened us thusly:
>Roger & Lorraine Martin wrote:
>> I pulled down an axle which had been using grease instead
>> of oil not long ago. The grease was firmly splattered around
>> the inside of the swivel housing, the axle was remarkably dry
>> and greaseless. The grease "fixes" the swivel leaks, but the
>> axle uni joint needs oil to bathe in.
>Good feedback - thanks. Results probably depend on temperatures, how much it
>is used, what type of use, and whether it has free wheel hubs.
AIUI, FWH causes a starvation of oil to the Railko bush, anyway, if used for
long periods in free mode.
WRT the grease... unless it's very cold, the correct grease is semi-liquid
and will not stay all around the outside. Once running and if in use for
more thana few miles, the axle will warm up due to brake heat and other
friction, and the grease should then flow.
Austin Shackles. www.ddol-las.net
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