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Re: correct steering box oil
Posted by: irfgt ()
Date: May 26, 2022 04:48PM

American Mel Wrote:
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> joelsplace Wrote:
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> > I like the CV joint lube idea. Why didn't I think of that?
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> Probably because our resident Lubrication Engineer stated, . . . .
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richard1
> CV joint grease would not be my first choice either. While the Corned base oil is either an ISO 10 or ISO 25, the CV grease is usually ISO 68, Compare that with an 80W-90 gear oil ISO 150 or a little higher) or the better ISO 320. (85W-140 is about 420).
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I'll promise you one thing, a steering box does not have near the stress that a CV Joint has. If it will work in a CV joint, it will work easily in a Steering box.

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Re: correct steering box oil
Posted by: American Mel ()
Date: May 26, 2022 05:23PM

Basic street smarts would agree that the stress-levels are nowhere near the same.
BUT, I am sure there are other aspects of engineering that us Common Street guys don't have a clue about.
If GM, AND richard1 say we need to use something of a higher grade, then I will trust their word over that of a Shade-Tree Mechanic.

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Re: correct steering box oil
Posted by: irfgt ()
Date: May 26, 2022 05:58PM

American Mel Wrote:
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> Basic street smarts would agree that the stress-levels are nowhere near the same.
> BUT, I am sure there are other aspects of engineering that us Common Street guys don't have a clue about.
> If GM, AND richard1 say we need to use something of a higher grade, then I will trust their word over that of a Shade-Tree Mechanic.

Since I am a GM University Graduate, ASE Master Technician for 40 years and member of the GM only the best club, and was Service Director for a GM Dealership for 6 years and owned and operated a very successful independent Automotive repair business for over 40 years, I consider myself a step above shade tree Mechanic. I also he been using CV Joint grease in Corvair steering boxes as well as many other makes since the CV Joint became popular.

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Re: correct steering box oil
Posted by: American Mel ()
Date: May 26, 2022 06:06PM

Well, why didn't you say so from the start? ? ? ? confused smiley

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Re: correct steering box oil
Posted by: Frank DuVal ()
Date: May 27, 2022 09:09PM

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AmMel
If GM, AND richard1 say we need to use something of a higher grade,

Well, Richard did say it, but I have never seen any specs on GM steering box lube. When was the last time GM even offered steering box lube for sale? I've never seen it in 40 years. I am aware Studebaker International offers lube due to customers who did not know what to use in their boxes. Studebaker stopped selling cars back in 1966, so it understandable their lube was long off the shelves.smileys with beer

Frank DuVal

Fredericksburg, VA

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Re: correct steering box oil
Posted by: cnicol ()
Date: May 28, 2022 10:19AM

Frank wrote: When was the last time GM even offered steering box lube for sale? I've never seen it in 40 years.

Craig replies: I think GM Steering Gear Lubricant went away about 15 years ago. At that time I did a Google & Ebay search and found some for sale at a GM dealer. I contacted that dealer and bought a few tubes for my various projects.

Last time I saw some? About 5-minutes ago! LOL

If someone wanted to search for some, the GM part number is 1052182, Group #8.800


Craig N. Coeur d'Alene ID.
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66 Sprint Corsa convt - First car! Re-purchased 43 years later
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Re: correct steering box oil
Posted by: jjohnsonjo ()
Date: May 28, 2022 01:01PM

cnicol Wrote:

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> Last time I saw some? About 5-minutes ago! LOL


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J.O.

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Re: correct steering box oil
Posted by: azdave ()
Date: May 28, 2022 04:20PM

You all make far too much about which oil to use, especially in a steering box. Nearly anything is better than what's been inside of those boxes for the last 50 years. grinning smiley

Dave W. / Gilbert Arizona
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66 Corsa 140/4
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Re: correct steering box oil
Posted by: scooperman ()
Date: May 28, 2022 05:09PM

what I used

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Re: correct steering box oil
Posted by: Darrin ()
Date: June 01, 2022 11:15AM

I have used this on a single box, no issues.

[penriteoil.com.au]

Seems to be the right viscosity.

Darrin Hartzler
Catlett, VA

Northern Virginia Corvairs & Group Corvair

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