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Join Date: Dec 1999
Location: Nobleboro, Maine
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Re: Lubricating manual lockouts
As far as cleaning them in ATF, I've always just cleaned them the normal way. I do lube them up with the ATF though, I soak everything, then install them wet, and add a little before buttoning everything up. It's a trick I learned a LOOOONG time ago for using manual lockouts in the cold, cold weather. The ATF won't harden like normal grease, and the rotating motion keeps it circulating around. Don't soak everything, but do keep enough in it to keep it wet. When I pulled the Scout axles off to put them in the Scrambler, it had been sitting in the field for about 3 years, and my older brother went over to them and grabbed a hub. He spun it, and was very surprised, he said it went easier than his, which he keeps greased regularly. In the summer it shouldn't matter, the grease will stay nice and warm. I would also like to note that you need to keep them sealed up so water doesn't get in.
Winter Harbor, Maine
'81 CJ-8 Scrambled!
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