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thedave66
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posted 02-22-2002 05:19 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for thedave66   Click Here to Email thedave66     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
okay, i'm getting my steering box rebuilt and the guy who is doing it told me that it takes a special type of grease, and that axle grease won't cut it. Do any of you know what kind of lube this is and where I can get it? Thanks.

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posted 02-22-2002 05:41 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Standard gear oil.

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bifs66
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posted 02-22-2002 07:56 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for bifs66   Click Here to Email bifs66     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
According to some references, the original grease has been superceeded with Ford grease # XG1-C. I recently purchased a tube of this at my local Ford dealer and used in the 66 Fastback's box.

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Moneymaker
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posted 02-22-2002 10:06 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
85-140w gear oil works just fine. MM has it's original gear box and it has been changed twice. Works like new.

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thedave66
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posted 02-22-2002 11:00 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for thedave66   Click Here to Email thedave66     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I was told you can't use regular gear oil, it'll all leak out the bottom. I bought a box off of a junked stang that'd been sitting in a field for a few years and it was dry so I filed it with 85/90 I think it was, and it's dripping out the bottom. Perhaps a worn seal? Anyways the other one needed new bearingsa and I got a new oil seal too, so maybe that'd seal it. My cars been sitting for a week and a half now it's quite the bummer.

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Moneymaker
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posted 02-23-2002 03:54 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Make sure that you use 85-140w (very common)and replace the seal. The seal is what is leaking. Good luck and enjoy.

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thedave66
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posted 02-23-2002 07:26 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for thedave66   Click Here to Email thedave66     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
thanks, i'll give it a try. Appreciate the help.

dave

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