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remote exhaust ball joint oiler

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I am removing the cowl less these days. oil change time interval increasing to 100 hrs. no chance to keep the exhaust ball joints lubricated. so, I thought a remote oiler could be beneficial. I like the exhaust exit to wiggle a lot and be totally free when moved by the little finger. shined the exhaust pipes. as you can tell, I like this exhaust system.

lubrication method seems to work but will it last? I'll try one side to get a feel for it.

SS tube OD = .061 inch

52 hr cold oil going to 100 hrs.

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I gave it 2CC and then blew out the line with the syringe. it took about 2 minutes total. only the right-hand side.

are your nuts tight and Balls lubed? :)


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at 20 hrs, it looks OK. not needed on a 9 but I wanted to see if it could be done. it still pumps the lube to the joint. I'll leave it installed for a while.

note the exhaust ball joint flange bolts with nuts with cotter key, not self-locking nuts. it's important.


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Re: remote exhaust ball joint oiler

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post duplicate, I don't know how to delete it so I erased it.
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Re: remote exhaust ball joint oiler

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a little mouse milk goes a long way on the exhaust ball joints. it's all those secret mouse ingredients. the doctor is in the house.

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