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Steering Gear Lube
Posted by: gregb ()
Date: August 01, 2022 02:13PM

What is the recommended steering box gear lube?

Thx

Gregb

Alberta Canada
61 Canadian Lakewood
62 Spyder Triple Black Convertible
65 Corsa Coupe

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Re: Steering Gear Lube
Posted by: American Mel ()
Date: August 01, 2022 02:21PM

There was a recent thread discussion on that very topic. eye rolling smiley

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Re: Steering Gear Lube
Posted by: gregb ()
Date: August 20, 2022 08:36PM

Thanks Mel and sorry it took so long to say so. I was having computer issues.

Gregb

Alberta Canada
61 Canadian Lakewood
62 Spyder Triple Black Convertible
65 Corsa Coupe

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Re: Steering Gear Lube
Posted by: Frank DuVal ()
Date: August 20, 2022 09:21PM

OK, American Mel!angry smiley

It happened again. I clicked on your link and a page apperaed that looked like this, only blue lettering on white background:

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correct steering box oil
Posted by: mark60609 ()
Date: May 15, 2022 06:22PM

I have repaired the drip in my steering box (with a teflon seal). Now, I don't know what kind of oil I should be using to refill it. The shop manual doesn't give a specific weight that I can see.

Thanks

mark
'64 Monza Coupe

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Re: correct steering box oil
Posted by: vairmech ()
Date: May 15, 2022 07:37PM

There is a 00grease that is specified but I have always used Amsoil grease and about 10% STP or the equivalent.

I think GM still offers the original lube if that is the way you want to go.

Ken Hand
Handy Car Care
248 613 8586

Vairmech@aol.com

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Re: correct steering box oil
Posted by: Frank DuVal ()
Date: May 15, 2022 07:55PM

Tractor Supply 00 grease. Cheap, works well. You can buy the same quart from Eckler's Corvette for 4 times the price!grinning smiley

Frank DuVal

Fredericksburg, VA

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Re: correct steering box oil
Posted by: toms73novass ()
Date: May 15, 2022 08:44PM

I use john deer cornhead grease which is 0 grease.

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-Tom


63' Monza Spyder Convertable (in process) MY Build Thread
62' Wagon rebuild MY Build Thread
65' Monza MY Build Thread
73' NovaSS 454 Big block (Sold)
86' BMW 325es
67' UltraVan 211 "Violet"
NFCC, UMCC
Grand Island, NY

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Re: correct steering box oil
Posted by: 65Ragtop ()
Date: May 15, 2022 10:29PM

I'll second the John Deere cornhead grease. Been using it for years.

Mike Schantel
1965 Corsa 140
Corsa Member
Arizona

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Re: correct steering box oil
Posted by: Tom Rahochik ()
Date: May 16, 2022 07:18AM

And it got flagged as a hacking attempt and I had to go and delete a cookie to re-log on!

What is wrong with your links??????

Frank DuVal

Fredericksburg, VA

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Re: Steering Gear Lube
Posted by: corventure Dave ()
Date: August 20, 2022 09:36PM

I have been using the STP added about 10% like Ken mentioned for decades. The STP makes the lube much more sticky than 00 grease alone.

Corventure Dave

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Re: Steering Gear Lube
Posted by: Wagon Master ()
Date: August 21, 2022 08:11AM

Same thing happened to me using that link. This one is safe......I PROMISE!


[corvaircenter.com]

Been aircooled since 1973
Northwest Ohio 45840

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Re: Steering Gear Lube
Posted by: toms73novass ()
Date: August 21, 2022 09:25AM

Do NOT CLICK ON AMERICAN Mels link!!!!!!

Otherwise you will not be able to login unless you toss your cookies , Delete you cookies grinning smiley !!!

Wagon Masters link is good.

-Tom


63' Monza Spyder Convertable (in process) MY Build Thread
62' Wagon rebuild MY Build Thread
65' Monza MY Build Thread
73' NovaSS 454 Big block (Sold)
86' BMW 325es
67' UltraVan 211 "Violet"
NFCC, UMCC
Grand Island, NY

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Re: Steering Gear Lube
Posted by: martyscarr ()
Date: August 21, 2022 10:25AM

The difference is Wagon Masters link does not have the https:// in it.



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Re: Steering Gear Lube
Posted by: wittsend ()
Date: August 21, 2022 11:27AM

Yea, too late for me. I'm now logged in on a Linux computer running on a flash drive. I was going by order. Didn't see the warning! All the post that were "new" didn't show that designation after clicking on the link.

Cleared all my Cookies etc. but still going to do a virus scan. sad smiley If anyone has other safety measures to take please let us know.

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Re: Steering Gear Lube
Posted by: American Mel ()
Date: August 21, 2022 12:23PM

Sorry guys.
This has started since the Forum did the last change.
It has something to do with that https:// thing that Marty pointed out.
My computer also displays CCF all wonky, unless I turn it off after I have logged in.
I guess I will just have to quit trying to be helpful.
Just know it is not a virus thing, just that issue that was discussed a few months ago after the CORSA take-over.

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Re: Steering Gear Lube
Posted by: wittsend ()
Date: August 21, 2022 01:17PM

Hope you can sort out your computer. My full virus scan came out clean and re-logging in seems to show as before. Please don't stop giving advice (we all value that). Maybe until sorted just tell people what to search instead of posting a link.

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Re: Steering Gear Lube
Posted by: Frank DuVal ()
Date: August 21, 2022 08:24PM

I don't get why it is only your links, Mel. I copy and paste what is in the address bar and everything is fine.

Let me try:

[corvaircenter.com]

Let me try first, I will post if clicking is safe.

OK! Works! Of course my copy paste does not make it https, since CCF does not use that secure address.

Frank DuVal

Fredericksburg, VA



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Re: Steering Gear Lube
Posted by: American Mel ()
Date: August 21, 2022 09:55PM

I don't know. confused smiley
It seems to happen ONLY with links I post from within CCF. eye rolling smiley
I will try to remember to do as suggested, and just state thre name of the thread in the future.

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