Greasing of UV joints/ Drive shafts

arief
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Greasing of UV joints/ Drive shafts

Unread post by arief » November 17th, 2018, 1:57 pm

How often do you guys grease the universal joints on the drive shaft?

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Re: Greasing of UV joints/ Drive shafts

Unread post by hoyks » November 17th, 2018, 2:29 pm

I used to do mine when I did an oil change or had been playing in water.

The uni joints I'd pump full until I could see grease being pushed out.

The slip yoke on the shaft only gets 2 or 3 pumps of grease. If you pump it full the extra grease can form a hydraulic lock and the shaft as well as bits at either end can be damaged.

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Re: Greasing of UV joints/ Drive shafts

Unread post by arief » November 18th, 2018, 10:43 pm

thanks hoyks. Yeah i read about the slip yoke. its suppose to have a bit of play/ flexibility.

my 3.0 litre Auto Everest goes through a uni joint change at least once every 12 months. but i have not bothered to grease the unis as hardly go offroading/ or play in the water.

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