Was just checking out the undersides of Nellie, for pre-tour inspection, when, what the &*&^!, what is the dip stick doing stuck in the grease!
Well seems my normal practice of putting the stick handy on the metal heel panel isn't too good, that stick wandered down and around the gap in the floorboard and panel, and fell.
Good thing to place lots of grease in that great big grease cup to the U-joint, the oozing excess can grab a loose part
Brilliant! Maybe I should add some more grease to my U-joint so that the overflow can help catch wayward parts!
Vaguely related, am I the only one who waves their gas dipstick around after using it to help the gasoline evaporate off it? It probably looks like I'm trying to send semaphore signals to somebody!
Be sure to clean it off good before you dip it in the tank.
I found one under the seat of my TT that had been stuck in a convenient location to someone......then painted over when someone partially painted the inside of the cab with a brush.
No Mark, I totally do that too. Speeds evaporation. Makes me feel better putting away a stick that looks more dry than wet. Still smells like gas of course, lol.
Ah, Norm, that's just extra top cylinder lube, like MMO!
Not me, I check the gas then toss it back in the tool box. I put a brass pull chain on the gas cap so I don't loose it again when I check the gas.
I was thinking one of those oil dip sticks when I first read the title and the fitting on the pan broke off.
I keep mine on the seat platform right under the cushion.
I slip it between the seat riser and the sheetmetal. I also have a feather duster to dust off the top of the gas tank before I take off the cover. There is usually a bit of dirt from the road and some burlap particles from under the seat on the top of the tank. i want to keep it from falling into the tank when I check the level or fill the tank.
I slip it between the seat riser and the sheetmetal to the side of the tank. I also have a feather duster to dust off the top of the gas tank before I take off the cover. There is usually a bit of dirt from the road and some burlap particles from under the seat on the top of the tank. i want to keep it from falling into the tank when I check the level or fill the tank.
A word of warning on greasing the universal joint:
I did some major engine bearing work on a car last year that had a been "heavily greased" at the universal joint.
The inside of the trans cover had grease slung around inside it. The area inside of the brake drum that houses the clutches was packed about half full of grease AND there were little chunks of grease inside the crankcase and stuck to the inside of the block. I believe that grease got into the inside oil line and plugged it, and also got into some bearing lubrication holes and caused problems.
This is a "Modern" issue. Many modern greases do not mix well in engine oil and will not dissolve.
Also be aware that many "modern" greases don't mix well with differential oil either, so think twice when packing rear axle inner bearings with grease... Even if a grease does mix with oil, it is possible/likely that the resulting mixture is not as good quality as the two products would be on their own.