Keeping grease in the U-Joint housing

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Model T Ford Forum: Forum 2017: Keeping grease in the U-Joint housing
Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Bruce Compton on Friday, August 25, 2017 - 12:54 pm:

What's the secret to keeping grease in the U-Joint housing??? Everything on my car's U-Joint housing area appears fine but the grease works it's way out and all over the ground within a few days. Is there a seal that can be adapted to help this situation?? Thanks : Bruce


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By James J. Lyons III - West Virginia on Friday, August 25, 2017 - 01:03 pm:

THere should be a gasket between the ball cap and pan/hogshead. You also need to check your ball end assembly that fits in the end of the pan and hogs head. Take the floor boards out and rock the car front to back to see if the driveshaft and ball end assembly move as you rock the car. That means there is too much slop and needs to be shimmed. That is one reason the grease can escape.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Allan Bennett - Australia on Friday, August 25, 2017 - 08:21 pm:

Bruce, there is no secret. You can't keep it in. You can reduce the rate of loss with a gasket between the pan and the fourth main and a shim around the ball if there is play. Other than that, you just keep putting some in to replace that lost.
Allan from down under.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Scott Conger on Friday, August 25, 2017 - 08:54 pm:

Grease comes in varying viscosities. Too soft and it will leak out of the ujoint like crazy. Look up NLGI rated greases and you'll see that there is a grading system for grease viscosity and you probably want a lower NLGI # grease than you are presently using


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