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Author Topic: Zerk lube for MCI 9s  (Read 2301 times)
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« on: February 15, 2008, 09:58:09 PM »

What are people using as a good zerk lubricant for their buses?
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« Reply #1 on: February 15, 2008, 11:04:10 PM »

Grease
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« Reply #2 on: February 16, 2008, 04:40:58 AM »

I buy a case of Hi-Temp All Purpose cartridges for my grease guns. 
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« Reply #3 on: February 16, 2008, 04:50:40 AM »

The question isn't what to use in the Zerk's......


it's where are they all ? Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: February 16, 2008, 05:29:56 AM »

Everywhere, and then some!

Good quality chassis grease of your choosing will do.

And a good quality powered grease gun will mean you are more likely to get it all done without getting tired and start skimping...

happy coaching!
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« Reply #5 on: February 16, 2008, 05:43:51 AM »

Yup, What BW said,

 and I'll add that you really need to purchase a grease zerk kit with a hundred or so extra zerks of all sorts in it. Also get a bunch of paper clips of different sizes to scrape out the old dry grease in those holes where you remove a plugged zerk. It probably hasn't been greased in years.

Good Luck, and have lot's of fun!

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« Reply #6 on: February 16, 2008, 06:04:25 AM »

No really... is there a one page map to all the grease fittings on a mc9? Or do you have to plow through the maintenance manual to find them all?

Someone should make a diagram and sell it. I'd buy one.
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« Reply #7 on: February 16, 2008, 06:55:11 AM »

Thanks for all the input especially the "grease" one that was good! Grin

I have the airpowered unit and will get to Napa today. My manual does show all lubrication points in the bus. I just took out a highlighter and marked those that are zerks and need the grease.

Good day!

Grant
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« Reply #8 on: February 16, 2008, 07:43:35 AM »

well lucky you, you have a manual. Smiley Hint. Hint.
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« Reply #9 on: February 16, 2008, 08:08:06 AM »

Chaz,
I forgot to add that buses are engineered to transport Zerk fittings safely too! Grin
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« Reply #10 on: February 16, 2008, 12:15:38 PM »

Chaz,
I forgot to add that buses are engineered to transport Zerk fittings safely too! Grin

You lost me here.  Huh refresh my memory....what were we talking about.?


Never mind...I just read your reply to the other post....now I get it. Grin That tank removal was brutal. I think I'd rather drop the engine than go through that again. Undecided
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