This saturday our Triumph Club is having a tech day. For those who want to we will dyno our TRs, and a lift will be available to us. So this week I am trying to get ready. Bought a gallon of 90WT Stalube GL4 for the differential and gearbox, to change the oil in both.
I am reading through the Maintenance section of the Repair Operation Manual for my TR6. It states in 10.00.16 (42) “Using a grease gun, CHARGED WITH A RECOMMENDED OIL, lubricate the lower steering swivel, via the grease nipple, until oil excudes from the bearing.” I’ve never heard of oil in a grease gun. A little research, and help from the British Car Forum http://www.britishcarforum.com/bcf/showthread.php?88527-Oil-in-a-grease-gun-for-TR6-lower-steering-swivel
I have two alternatives.
First – convert a grease gun to an oil gun http://www.omgtr.ca/technical/highpressureoiler/highpressureoiler.htm.
Second – get one from Mercury Marine that is all set up for oil already http://www.vtr.org/maintain/trunnion-oil.shtml
My friends in the Triumph Club of the Carolinas pointed me to this Trunnion Oiler for $14.99! http://spitfireoptions.com/ProductR.html
The other problem – I can’t find the location of this lower steering swivel! Forum again suggests to me the following: “Well, the plug might be the same; but the Moss page is showing the plug in the steering rack, not the one in the vertical link. You are (I think), looking for item 85 on this page: http://www.mossmotors.com/Shop/ViewP…eIndexID=32797” I’ll ask the guys at the tech day, and come prepared