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Re: Wolf performance remote grease system [Re: RJW] #730093
13/01/22 01:14 PM
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Originally Posted by RJW
For those of us who do not have remote greasing, is it preferable to have the wheels on the ground when greasing or is it okay to jack up the car so the wheels are off the ground when greasing? Obviously access is easier with wheels off the ground.
Bob.

Any greasing is better than none. However, with the wheels off the ground, more of the king pin is inside the hub, so arguably gets a more direct splash of grease.
I have fitted extenders to my top nipples which makes it really easy to apply a grease gun by simply bending over to access under the top of the wheel arch rather than crawling underneath, as both nipples feed the same grease gallery.
I grease every 500 miles and I only tend to use the wheel arch method when touring, for a quick squirt if I am going to be well over the 500 mark, to save crawling underneath in good clothes.


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Re: Wolf performance remote grease system [Re: DaveW] #730096
13/01/22 02:11 PM
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Originally Posted by DaveW
Originally Posted by RJW
For those of us who do not have remote greasing, is it preferable to have the wheels on the ground when greasing or is it okay to jack up the car so the wheels are off the ground when greasing? Obviously access is easier with wheels off the ground.
Bob.

Off the ground for me.

I would just echo that it has to be really to allow easy turning of wheels lock to lock to gain access to top nipples.

I now follow Cain's suggestion of an old sock to remove old excess grease from lower part of stub axle followed by a wipe of discs with brake cleaner.


Richard

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Re: Wolf performance remote grease system [Re: Leroy] #730097
13/01/22 02:33 PM
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I tend to do mine on the ground, and since I removed the bumpers, access is OK.

However, I'm not a big fan of rolling around in puddles and ice this time of year, so I'm tempted to fit a Wolf kit for the more inclement days that I need to regrease.


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Re: Wolf performance remote grease system [Re: Leroy] #730099
13/01/22 04:03 PM
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Off the ground for me. I have a pneumatic grease gun. I use a pry bar to raise the bronze plate on the hub and the grease gun is easier to trigger than a pump one. I watch for grease exiting under the raised plate. Greased at 1000 or nearest.
No signs of kingpin/bush wear after approaching 40k miles since I bought the car. Hard chrome kingpins. I went under the car at MOT with the tester last November.All looking ok but not as sparkly as Craig’s car.


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Re: Wolf performance remote grease system [Re: Leroy] #730107
13/01/22 05:45 PM
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These are my solution to the top nipple access, make it possible to do them without jacking when on a long continental tour

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Re: Wolf performance remote grease system [Re: Leroy] #730117
13/01/22 07:10 PM
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Off the ground for me - This makes it a whole lot easier..........

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Re: Wolf performance remote grease system [Re: Leroy] #730137
14/01/22 08:25 AM
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A lift makes it much more accessible to grease, I just go to Matty at Life's and get him to grease them, the Morgan always needs tinkering/fixing for something, so get Matty to grease at the same time, it takes just a matter of seconds with the car lifted and much less of a struggle with securing the grease gun on the nipple.


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Re: Wolf performance remote grease system [Re: Leroy] #730218
14/01/22 08:00 PM
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South Shields
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Fitted one side of the system, as took longer than I expected. Having a damper blade really made fitting the lower one really tricky.


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Re: Wolf performance remote grease system [Re: Leroy] #730219
14/01/22 08:44 PM
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Originally Posted by Leroy
Fitted one side of the system, as took longer than I expected. Having a damper blade really made fitting the lower one really tricky.


What was the problem (I have blades so forewarned is forearmed!)


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Re: Wolf performance remote grease system [Re: TBM] #730224
14/01/22 11:48 PM
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Originally Posted by TBM
Originally Posted by Leroy
Fitted one side of the system, as took longer than I expected. Having a damper blade really made fitting the lower one really tricky.


What was the problem (I have blades so forewarned is forearmed!)


When screwing in the lower swivel joint in place the nipple, when fully screwed, the top of the joint rubs against the bronze plate. Also very tedious trying to tighten the fitting with an open ended spanner. I had to inch it around a few mm at a time I installed it as seen in Craig jazz's photo as if it pointed upwards, then when the wheel turns, it would rub against the bronze plate as well.


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