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#1 boogerfinger

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Posted 29 December 2016 - 01:55 PM

Going to replace all four tie rod ends, center link and idler arm assembly on my 1970 510. Is it better to drop all together? or is it a pita to drop as one piece? Looking to see if anyone has done it this way. Seems like it would be more work to stay under the car to disconnect all the steering linkage.

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Posted 29 December 2016 - 02:30 PM

Might as well take it all as one if replacing it all
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Posted 29 December 2016 - 02:31 PM

Easier to get back in too.


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Posted 29 December 2016 - 02:32 PM

Recommendations on grease to use in the new joints?

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Posted 29 December 2016 - 02:37 PM

LNGI No.2 or better suspension or chassis grease. 


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Posted 29 December 2016 - 05:04 PM

Lucas red, Mobil red, mystic #2, I've been pleased with all three.

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Posted 29 December 2016 - 08:41 PM

I've used the Lucas and the Mobile. Bothy great products. Anything is better than a moly based grease. That shit turns to a nasty sticky mess when it gets hot. I really like the John Deere grease #TY6341. It's what is in their bearing & tie rod ends when they come new. I can tell you that high speed bearings last longer with the Deere grease than others.

 

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Posted 30 December 2016 - 07:20 AM

jester thanks for the heads up on the moly based. Lockleaf Looks like I can get Lucas red, Mobil red and the mystic at the local napa here so I'll grad one. Need to get this done before I can start driving it again, it's an uneasy feeling when any more than 25mph the steering becomes vague.

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Posted 04 January 2017 - 07:10 PM

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Time to get this started!

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Posted 05 January 2017 - 08:57 AM

I'd keep the idler arm and pickup a bearing kit for it from Troy Irmish. It'll close up that extra bit of steering to make a move.



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Posted 05 January 2017 - 02:30 PM

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I have a plastic plug on the top of the steering gear box. Is this right?

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Posted 05 January 2017 - 06:40 PM

Yes. That is actually a breather for it.

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Posted 21 January 2017 - 09:18 AM

Yes. That is actually a breather for it.

 

And that one is broken! Nissan say NLA, but I got one when I placed an order from Nissanparts.cc

 

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