Grease and UJs

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Whilst waiting for a replacement UJ for my propshaft, I thought that I
would grease around all the points on the Propshafts to help prevent
any further problems.
Since few other cars still use grease points, I guess they often get
overlooked - all my UJs needed grease and the rear one that seems to be
making the noise appeared to have more water in it than grease.
Even if you get your LC dealer serviced it is well worth investing the
?15 for a grease gun and some grease to regularly grease the UJs.
The only word of warning, try to avoid overgreasing the grease points
on the actual propshaft where the two halves join - if done regularly
it should only need a couple of pumps, too much grease has been known
to cause vibration in the propshaft putting unnecessary stress on the
bearings in the transfer case and diffs.
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Julian Voelcker
Mobile: 07971 540362
Cirencester, United Kingdom
1994 HDJ80, 2.5" OME Lift, ARB
 
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Julian wrote
<The only word of warning, try to avoid overgreasing the grease points
on the actual propshaft where the two halves join - if done regularly
it should only need a couple of pumps, too much grease has been known
to cause vibration in the propshaft putting unnecessary stress on the
bearings in the transfer case and diffs>
thanks for that Julian, I think I may have been overzealous - new vehicle -
unsure of previous maintenace - new tube of grease - and now I may detect
some new vibration !
to remedy, will I have to remove propshafts?
thanks
Nick Dowling
New Forest UK
[Email address removed]
'90 - AUS, imported '96, HZJ75 Pick Up - 4.2 dsl - manual - retro fitted
turbo
 
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U can try and unloosen the zerk fitting (where u put the grease into).
This can either be on the u-joints or on the prop-shaft.
However beware that u need to be careful and its a very small socket needed
(7mm I think) and if u force it, it may break.
this has happened to be and needed a new u-joint fitted after a few months
as grease leaked out and couldn't get any to stay in!
Once taken off then drive around for a bit and that should push the excess
grease out.
Then go back home and put zerks back in.
A few squirts every now and again is fine. On the u-joints come u get 'some'
grease coming out of one of the caps then u've enough.
Now others say u should await until u get grease coming out of all 4 but
I've never been able to get that to happen. One or two ooze and pushing more
in just makes those spew out more. Wheither the others are naff or just the
position they are in - who knows.
Just know I keep having to replace my u-joints so maybe my advice is not to
listen to me!
Never had my propshafts balanced so that may be it have enough dents :)
Lal in Colorado with 115K on 1996 FZJ80
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Sent: Tuesday, November 16, 2004 1:08 AM
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Subject: Re: [ELCO] Grease and UJs
Thanks for that Julian, I think I may have been overzealous - new vehicle -
unsure of previous maintenace - new tube of grease - and now I may detect
some new vibration !
to remedy, will I have to remove propshafts?
thanks
Nick Dowling
 
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Hi Nick,
To be honest I have never removed the prop on an LC before so have no
experience, however will be doing so in the next day or so, so will
report back then.
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Regards,
Julian Voelcker
Mobile: 07971 540362
Cirencester, United Kingdom
1994 HDJ80, 2.5" OME Lift, ARB
 
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-----Original Message-----
From: [Email address removed] [mailto:[Email address removed]]
On Behalf Of Julian Voelcker
Sent: 16 November 2004 10:00
The transfer box end of the rear prop can be a bit fiddly to get a
decent purchase on the nuts, I usually make match marks on both parts of
the prop, undo at the axle end and slide the rear section of the prop
off the splines. You can then angle the remaining front part to get
better access to the nuts and remove the front section.
To grease the splines I leave the front section on the vehicle but
remove the rear, that way I can make sure it's done properly without
over greasing. It's not a big job and because of the abuse mine gets
it's worth the extra effort. You also get to feel what state the UJ's
are in.
Best Regards,
Jon.
 
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