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Richl705
Richard Lilly
Fairfax, Virginia
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12/03/2007 10:48PM

Main British Car:
1958 MGA Buick 215 V8

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Oiling/Greasing MGA steering rack
Posted by: Richl705
Date: November 07, 2009 09:30PM

The Moss Motors catalog says that you must use SAE 90 oil rather than front end grease in the zyrc fittings on the steering rack. They want $43 for a special vintage "pom pom" gun to feed this. Does anyone have any experience in pumping 90 weight into a zyrc fitting? Thanks


castlesid
Kevin Jackson
Sidcup UK
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11/18/2007 10:38AM

Main British Car:
1975 MGB GT Rover V8 4.35L

Re: Oiling/Greasing MGA steering rack
Posted by: castlesid
Date: November 24, 2009 08:34PM

Richard,

You will probably get better feedback re MGA stuff on the MG Experience Forum, dont see why you cant use and old grease gun filled with the 90 oil, the rack shouldn't take a lot.

Kevin.


MGBV8
Carl Floyd
Kingsport, TN
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10/23/2007 11:32PM

Main British Car:
79 MGB, Buick 215

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Re: Oiling/Greasing MGA steering rack
Posted by: MGBV8
Date: November 24, 2009 10:16PM

Here's how the T-Series guys do it:

[www.omgtr.ca]


BlownMGB-V8
Jim Blackwood
9406 Gunpowder Rd., Florence, KY 41042
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10/23/2007 12:59PM

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1971 MGB Blown,Injected,Intercooled Buick 340/AA80E/JagIRS

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Re: Oiling/Greasing MGA steering rack
Posted by: BlownMGB-V8
Date: November 25, 2009 01:01AM

Not sure how much different the A rack is from the B but it's fairly common to use a syringe type needle to inject the oil in under the lip of the gaiter. Having said that, many pieces of equipment use a gun to pump in oil and having a zerk fitting is a handy thing. The above directions are good. Better grease guns will function quite well as oil guns, often by just flipping the seal over to the other side of the piston.

Jim


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