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Old 11-23-2015, 07:06 PM   #1
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Lube your front end...

Crawled under the 2015 Chevy chassis to see where the new stabilizer would install. All the steering links and joints have zerk fittings for grease. Good news. I thought I would check to see how much was actually in them.
Long story short- they took a whole canister (small one 3 oz).
They seemed pretty dry. Probably just the factory lube that is used in manufacturing of the parts.
I also had a steering line rubbing the steering shaft- zip tie took care of that.

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Old 11-23-2015, 09:46 PM   #2
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Lube your front end...

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Old 11-25-2015, 05:48 AM   #3
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Ford E450's have a few grease fittings on the steering as well. It's good you pointed grease fittings out since they aren't used much anymore and it's easy to forget about them.
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Old 11-25-2015, 10:50 AM   #4
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Ford E450's have a few grease fittings on the steering as well. It's good you pointed grease fittings out since they aren't used much anymore and it's easy to forget about them.
I had this experience with all new motorcycles and ATV's I buy.
They do not grease most of the fittings.
Sometimes requires me to take apart the suspension parts to grease.
Only the manufacturing lube on the bearing surfaces.
They do not want drippings in transit- EPA fines.

These ball joints and center link were very dry.
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Old 11-26-2015, 09:32 PM   #5
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Ford E450's have a few grease fittings on the steering as well. It's good you pointed grease fittings out since they aren't used much anymore and it's easy to forget about them.

Used to be when I was a kid and early in my driving career in the 60's an oil Change came with a "LUBE" and every gas station mechanic knew to grease the zerks on ball joints, tie rod ends, A frame bushings etc. Now most of the idiots who work under your car or truck will tell you there are no Grease Fittings or they will say that they are all factory self lube fittings.

In short they LIE. Good call to get down there and do it your self.
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Used to be when I was a kid and early in my driving career in the 60's an oil Change came with a "LUBE" and every gas station mechanic knew to grease the zerks on ball joints, tie rod ends, A frame bushings etc. Now most of the idiots who work under your car or truck will tell you there are no Grease Fittings or they will say that they are all factory self lube fittings.

In short they LIE. Good call to get down there and do it your self.
I also remember when checking the differential oil level was a part of every lube job also.
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Old 11-27-2015, 05:01 AM   #7
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For about 10 years I was the driver and mechanic for our Boy Scout Troop's 1973 International bus. It had so many grease fittings that I used a full tube of grease each time I serviced it. Even the spring shackles had fittings.
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Old 11-27-2015, 02:25 PM   #8
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. Even the spring shackles had fittings.[/QUOTE

As they all ought have.
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