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  • steering box oil

    On my prewar Studebaker the wheel is getting hard to spin and I checked the box and it is almost empty. Is there a special oil for the box? Is there a gear lube I can get local for box? I saw in SI that they have a oil for the box special, Do I have to use that exclusivly?

    Studebakers forever!
    Studebakers forever!

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    If you can't find what the manual says to use, then the SI lube is fine, as long as you don't have a leaking seal. Until SI came out with their product, I used to pump CV joint grease into mine..... Works fine..

    Bob Johnstone
    64 GT Hawk (K7)
    1970 Avanti (R3)

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    • #3
      I got a tube of Red Line CV-2 grease, replaced the plug on the steering box with a grease zerk, and filled 'er up. Forced out what little 'lube' was left; steering has worked fine for two years now, no more leaks.



      51 Commander State Sedan

      Kittanning, PA


      51 Commander State Sedan
      Butler PA

      51 Commander State Sedan
      Butler PA

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      • #4
        I put "Liquid Grease" into any "leaky" steering box I might have. But you have to warm the stuff before pouring, and it still takes quite a while. But, it works.
        / H

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        • #5
          Thanks, my box is bone dry on the way back from Sully historic car show I noticed that on turns the wheel was not returning to the center. I must confess I have never added oil to the box...ever[:0]

          Studebakers forever!
          Studebakers forever!

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