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    Default Lubricating 405 trailing arms

    I know this is covering old ground, but I can't find it.

    I am sure I read some good detailed instructions on how to fit grease nipples to the rear end of a 405. This sounds a hell of a lot easier than rebuilding the whole thing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kiwi 03
    I know this is covering old ground, but I can't find it.

    I am sure I read some good detailed instructions on how to fit grease nipples to the rear end of a 405. This sounds a hell of a lot easier than rebuilding the whole thing.
    click here kiwi for the info you were after

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    Quote Originally Posted by pugrambo
    click here kiwi for the info you were after

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    Thanks for this. it tells me how to rebuild it, but waht I actualy need is info. on where to put some grease nipples to save myself from the rebuild somewhere futher down the track.

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    Kiwi,

    I'll jump in here. I have a set of instructions for a BX 16V which I understand is so close to a Pug it's almost identical.

    http://www.aussiefrogs.com/snippets/grease.htm

    The thing to remember about this is that it doesn't lube the rear bearings as such. It actually fills a void that if in the course of operation these get hot, they will draw a lubricant (liqiuid from the grease) in rather than water as well as dterring moisture contamination.
    Many will argue that they don't work & never will, however I have seen cars that have done mega miles with this mod fitted that never have had a major problem with their swing arm bearings whilst others driving in similar climatic conditions declaring they need to do theire every 60 - 80,000 klms that have remained standard so I have little doubt it is a mod worth doing.
    The reason I explain about it not lubing is that often guys with swing arm bearings on teh way out decide to do this in the mistaken belief that it will prevent an inevitable job. It won't if the bearings are on teh way out. In that case I'd suggest doing the job and making sure the bearings are well coated in grease when reassembled, then fitting the mod; it should almost last forever.
    I trust it will be some help to you.



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    Thanks Alan

    This is what I was looking for. The rear of the MI16 is fine, but I would rather try to keep it that way than wait until it gets wobbly and costs more than the car is worth to fix.

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    Kiwi,

    If ever you have one go on you, don't panic; they are a fairly simple job to do.
    First one takes about 1 1/2 to 2 hours; second side because you have all the tools, the experience & the job is fresh in your mind.....about 45 minutes.
    Kits (bearings, spacers & pre load washers) go around $80 a side.

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