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Help with this mess

Post by Mountainrider » Tue Jul 02, 2019 8:16 pm

Climb under the T this afternoon to tighten a nut holding the muffler to the frame that had come loose and was rattling. Found this mess. is this normal?
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Re: Help with this mess

Post by Bill Robinson » Tue Jul 02, 2019 8:22 pm

Actually, it's better than normal. :roll:

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Re: Help with this mess

Post by Mark Gregush » Tue Jul 02, 2019 8:27 pm

I have seen worse. There is no seal in that area so when grease gets mixed with oil from the output shaft and warm, it just kinda finds it way out. You would too if you were being slung around at speed.
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Re: Help with this mess

Post by Dallas Landers » Tue Jul 02, 2019 9:01 pm

Looks like your solution is the same as mine. Cardboard!

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Re: Help with this mess

Post by Dan B » Tue Jul 02, 2019 9:24 pm

I would only be worried if you didn’t see any grease in that area.
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Re: Help with this mess

Post by Norman Kling » Tue Jul 02, 2019 9:32 pm

That's good! You are getting enough grease to the joint. If you don't like the way it looks wipe it off. You will need to wipe often though. I always put a drip pan under the rear part of the engine and transmission to catch some of the oil and grease.

I don't know about the gaskets in your ball joint but some people put two. One between the ball joint and the hogs head and another between the ball joint and the cover. You should only have one gasket. The one between the hogs head and the ball joint. If you use the second one, it will push your cover too far back causing more oil and grease to leak out.
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Re: Help with this mess

Post by Mountainrider » Tue Jul 02, 2019 9:41 pm

Thanks everyone. Feeling better about it. The rest of the motor seem pretty drip free.

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Re: Help with this mess

Post by JP_noonan » Tue Jul 02, 2019 9:48 pm

Neil, one thing you should definitely do is safety wire those two lower bolts on the U-joint ball cap. ;)
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Re: Help with this mess

Post by Original Smith » Wed Jul 03, 2019 10:21 am

All normal T's do that!

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Post by Rich Eagle » Wed Jul 03, 2019 10:47 am

Thanks for reminding me what it looks like. I try not to look at mine. Sometimes engine oil mixes in with the grease. A friend has a theory that Henry designed it so the engine oil would find it's way down the torque tube and lubricate the differential. Amusing but if it weren't for the grease the oil would likely come out around the ball joint.
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Re: Help with this mess

Post by RustyFords » Wed Jul 03, 2019 2:30 pm

Your T is rustproofing its undercarriage.
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Re: Help with this mess

Post by Original Smith » Thu Jul 04, 2019 10:41 am

I hope that isn't graphite grease I'm looking at!


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Re: Help with this mess

Post by Mountainrider » Thu Jul 04, 2019 12:15 pm

No it isn’t.
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Re: Help with this mess

Post by 26troadster » Thu Jul 04, 2019 6:47 pm

My 26 rpu does it and I wipe it off when I change the oil. No problems yet.

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