Greasing ALKO torsion bars, what grease to use etc.

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  1. AlphaPets

    AlphaPets Read Only Funster

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    What grease should one use and in what quanity please?

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    email reply from Alko taken from another post

    The Castrol LM grease can be used with a hand operated grease gun (this is what we recommend not a pressurised gun) . You will need to raise the wheels clear of the ground; this then allows the grease to circulate around the swing arm journal. By raising the wheels one at a time will allow the grease to reach the correct areas.

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    Alan Sanders (Service Manager)

    quantity.....not mentioned by Alko but I would pump it in until it just appears at the outer end of the axle.
     
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    Hi,

    this daunting task is easier than most would think. 4 Tonne trolly jack, 6 tonne axel stands, grease gun (hand), shells retinax grease and firm ground needed. Alko sugest 8 strokes of the grease gun but I always put 12 in for good measure.

    Paid for itself in two years.
     
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