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Old 10-11-2018, 12:15 PM
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Note from Doug: "I never think about greasing those joints." While there is a fitting on the driveshafts we have made, no contemporary shafts have any grease fittings on them. They should last the life of the car.

On the other hand, don't miss greasing the half-shafts. The slower rotation speed and higher torque makes them more prone to galling.
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Note from Doug: "I never think about greasing those joints." While there is a fitting on the driveshafts we have made, no contemporary shafts have any grease fittings on them. They should last the life of the car.

On the other hand, don't miss greasing the half-shafts. The slower rotation speed and higher torque makes them more prone to galling.
Do I read that to say "there is no need to grease the u-joints on the drive shaft under normal conditions?" Or is there some other funky fitting on the driveshaft that I've just never seen...
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I was looking tonight at my setup. My tunnel is still out of the car so I can really see it well. The e brake is nowhere near the front yoke. Greasing it with the tunnel out it is very easy, from underneath it is much hard but very doable
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Do I read that to say "there is no need to grease the u-joints on the drive shaft under normal conditions?" Or is there some other funky fitting on the driveshaft that I've just never seen...
I would grease the driveshaft u-joints only if it was convenient. Regular service is not required. Grease is much better than in the '60s. They don't even have grease fittings on drive-shafts any more.
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I would grease the driveshaft u-joints only if it was convenient. Regular service is not required. Grease is much better than in the '60s. They don't even have grease fittings on drive-shafts any more.
Well, in that case, we don't really need that plug on the side of the tunnel after all.
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The non-serviceable u-joints are much stronger because they are not hollow. They are much better for use in high HP/TQ applications.
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Anybody try these remote bleeders? I just ordered them so I'll update once I get them installed.

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Any update on these? Have you had a chance to install them?

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Any update on these? Have you had a chance to install them?

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I've received them, and they look nice, but unfortunately I'm probably 3-4 months out from my car being on the road and being able to give any type of opinion
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Got it, thanks! My car will be going away for the winter soon anyway so I'm in no rush, I was just curious.
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When you install those, make sure that there is a constant rise from the caliper to the external bleeder. Otherwise, an air bubble in the line might never get expelled.
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When you install those, make sure that there is a constant rise from the caliper to the external bleeder. Otherwise, an air bubble in the line might never get expelled.
All the installations I have seen have been attached to the bottom of the cage. Might have to get a little creative if that is necessary.



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I'm just being very conservative. If the hose inside diameter is small enough, the bubbles might be pushed through. I just wouldn't stake my reputation on it...
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I'm not sure about that either. With speed bleeders or a pressure bleeder at the MC (no room on an ERA for that) it might get all the air out. I'll be curious to hear how it works out.
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