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Re: [T3] Pending front end work


I noticed that my new ones had no zerks oB3>probably eliminated
because folks were pumping them full of grease and popping the boots.
My tie rod ends, old or new, never had zerks, either.

On Tue, 27 Jul 1999 20:26:03 -0600, you wrote:

>
>> 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 
>needle up next 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
>-
>*******************************
>Jim Adney, jadney@vwtype3.org
>Madison, Wisconsin, USA
>*******************************

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