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1480WJ lube mod thoughts

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by michaelm, Sep 28, 2001.

  1. michaelm

    michaelm 1/2 ton status

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    i dont have the new joint in my hand yet but am interested in opinions on drilling the end caps for a small needle type grease fitting from a cv joint. might have to grind a groove in the end of the cross to send the grease out to the rollers, have to see when i pick up the joint.
     
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    Why did you post it three times?

    Never put a stupid move passed a stupid person.
     
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    i certainly had no intentions of that occurring.
    i am unable to delete the spawn.
    my connection was hanging.
    i apologize and have sent an email to the admin hopefuly he/she will correct it.
     
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    Re: 1480WJ lube mod thoughts

    The 5-332x Spicers have a casted boss w/flat spot on the cross that is neither tapped or drilled out for a grease fitting. I suppose you could drill it out and use a self-tapping grease fitting, perhaps one of those low profile button style grease fittings.
    At $50 per u-joint you would think they would be serviceable.


    Joe
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  5. michaelm

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    Re: 1480WJ lube mod thoughts

    so they do!!!
    now i am thinking the WJ is just different caps and if i order a 1480 and use the WJ caps i will have what i want?
    5-188x might work...may knock the lube fitting off if it is a standard style. hmmm
     

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