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Re: [T3] Pending front end work


On 27 Jul 99, at 12:26, everettb@prodigy.net wrote:

> 1. I need to replace my upper rubber bump stops, can this be done without
> removing the upper torsion arm?

Yes

> 2. I noticed my tie rod ends and my upper ball joints do not have grease
> fittings, can these be added or should I purchase a needle attachment for
> my grease gun and puncture away?

If the rubber seals are still in good condition, DON'T punch any 
holes in them. If you really want to lube them, you can use the 
proper puller to pop them out of their tapered homes and then run a 
need͆xt to the shaft--NOT through the rubber. I have never 
seen a bad one that still had an intact boot.

If you lube them you must not put too much grease in them. If the 
boots are filled anywhere close to full, then they will not have the 
necessary freedom to flex and they WILL burst in use. The manuals 
suggest that you inject just until you first feel the boot start to 
swell.

Jim
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Jim Adney, jadney@vwtype3.org
Madison, Wisconsin, USA
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