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Murffs herald
March 26, 2017, 12:28pm Report to Moderator

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Hi. Owners, we got our herald last summer, have been working on it over the winter. On the inside of the rear hub where the drive shaft goes through there is a small bolt. When I took it out it looks to me as if grease should go in here, is this correct and if so should I fit a grease nipple here to fil with said grease.  
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glang
March 26, 2017, 1:19pm Report to Moderator

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Well done on getting the Herald, a proper car! Yes as you suspect grease goes in that hole via a grease nipple to supply lube to the wheel bearing however its important not to over do it. The risk is that you pump away and excess grease comes out of the seal inside the drum brake, eventually contaminating the shoes.
When done at the right intervals you can just give it a couple of shots each time however if you're unsure best to do it with the drum removed.....  
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Murffs herald
March 26, 2017, 6:03pm Report to Moderator

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Thanks glang. For your reply, will get nibbles tomorrow. This first time at using this forum and so happy with your advice, will try to work out how to PM you to explain my story of the hreald
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glang
March 26, 2017, 6:54pm Report to Moderator

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Fire away, let me know when you've sent it. In the meantime I recommend getting a Haynes or workshop manual (the latter probably available free electronically) to really get on top of that routine maintenance
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Pete Lewis
March 26, 2017, 6:59pm Report to Moderator

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Some leave the nipples in its the preference thing,  a plug is water tight a failed nipple isnt

book says 4 squirts witha gun every  main service

there also plugs on the front trunnion swivels DO NOT grease these use EP90  as its an oil reservior

good time to keep an eye out for auto jumble Wanner Guns have one for oil one for grease

pete


1964 1600 Vitesse 6 Cactus and Black , now  sold
now have T2000   Mk2 saloon in French Blue/grey trim  been  restored without running since 1997
now has power steering ,poly bushed and Alfa 156 seats
location  Luton
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Murffs herald
March 27, 2017, 10:19pm Report to Moderator

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Hi glang have sent PM to you
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