[DeTomaso] U-joint lube question

Mike Drew mikeldrew at aol.com
Mon May 30 14:58:18 EDT 2022


Most U-joints come with grease fittings as standard. No harm in giving them a shot of fresh grease.  Just don’t go too crazy or you will be cleaning flung grease for years!


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> On May 30, 2022, at 11:48, Christopher Kimball <chrisvkimball at msn.com> wrote:
>    Hi Folks,
>   Well, now that I have my '72 Pantera back (just in time for its
>   50^th birthday) you will once again be subject to my endless silly
>   questions...
>   This question has to do with the U-joints.  I know they are supposed to
>   be lubed now and again, and I'm thinking since they've been sitting,
>   not being used, for over 7 years, now might be a good time to lube
>   them.
>   I have read some people add zerk fittings to make that easier, but I
>   don't remember ever having that done on mine.  However, there does
>   appear to be something in the center of the u-joints that looks as
>   though it might be a lube fitting in which to add grease, so  maybe it
>   was done somewhere in the distant past.
>   Any suggestions as to the best way to be sure my u-joints are
>   lubricated correctly?
>   Thank you for your help!
>   Sincerely,
>   Chris
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