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Jobs for a 'on the ramp' day

Salmons
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Re: Jobs for a 'on the ramp' day

Post by Salmons » Fri Jul 05, 2019 7:09 pm

I was really please when I filled my Steering Box with the correct Penrite oil. But not happy with it slowly leaking out of the bottom.

Several people have suggested filling the box with thin grease, not very easy. In fact years ago I had a a Consort on which someone had drilled out the filler cap and fitted a grease nipple in it.

Salmons

Peter Grant
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Re: Jobs for a 'on the ramp' day

Post by Peter Grant » Sun Jul 07, 2019 12:54 am

Careful with grease. It must be the correct steering box lube, not just grease as apparently it spirals up the steering column according to our late club guru.
Is Pennrite steering box lube available in England?
That is what I have been using and it seems to be very good.
P G

mickeytwonames
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Location: pershore worcestershire

Re: Jobs for a 'on the ramp' day

Post by mickeytwonames » Sun Jul 07, 2019 10:46 am

Ramp day got postponed till Monday

grahamemmett
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Re: Jobs for a 'on the ramp' day

Post by grahamemmett » Sun Jul 07, 2019 8:24 pm

Penrite Steering box lube is available at Classic Oils Bicester.
Have a great day on the ramp!
Graham Emmett
Northwich, Cheshire
Joint DB18 Registrar (with Marcel Renshaw)
DB18 1949 LCV522 (Yes that one with the P100s)
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mickeytwonames
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Location: pershore worcestershire

Re: Jobs for a 'on the ramp' day

Post by mickeytwonames » Wed Jul 10, 2019 6:37 pm

Got on the ramp and most jobs done - back brakes adjusted (had to free adjusters - what a sweat) I was in an auto shop with every tool under the sun and eventually had to do it with an adjustable and a hollow bar as an extender.
Could not spend any time on the Dampers - but someone said you need to take them off to top them up!
However, is it:-
1) possible to do with the wheels off?
2) worth the effort - not knowing how full/empty they are?
As ever any guidance most helpful
Michael

NickDeAth
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Location: South Essex

Re: Jobs for a 'on the ramp' day

Post by NickDeAth » Wed Jul 10, 2019 8:48 pm

It's only 3 nuts/ bolts,far easier to do off the car. Besides while they are off you could drain and refill they only hold about half a litre between them. You don't need a ramp, just jack it up and take the wheel off.

Regards :Nick
"Nick - do you think you will ever put that old car back together again?"

mickeytwonames
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Location: pershore worcestershire

Re: Jobs for a 'on the ramp' day

Post by mickeytwonames » Thu Jul 11, 2019 12:18 am

Thanks - I'll have a go

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