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    Grease Help

    Group,

    I looked on the archives and on Bac. I guess I am too thick. I have a
    gease fitting on the front wheel of my 1980 Sundowner but the mains
    only have what looks like a button on the knee facing the front of the
    aircraft and on the other end behind the knee below the donuts is a
    cotter pin. Is this where the grease goes with the needle you all have
    been talking about? Also, can this pin be removed without jacking the
    plane at under the wings? Please someone clarify the proceedure. Also
    where do I get the needle and what size? My A&P have never worked on
    Sundowners so we are confused? We just completed the annual but I do
    not want to proceed until I get this info. I am a fairly new owner and
    have not greased the mains.............they need it according to what
    has been posted. Thanks

    Al





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    Grease Help

    --- In musketeermail@yahoogroups.com, "Al ODonnell"
    <sundowner6699x@y...> wrote:
    > Group,
    >
    > I looked on the archives and on Bac. I guess I am too thick. I have a
    > gease fitting on the front wheel of my 1980 Sundowner but the mains
    > only have what looks like a button on the knee facing the front of the
    > aircraft and on the other end behind the knee below the donuts is a
    > cotter pin. Is this where the grease goes with the needle you all have
    > been talking about?

    Nope, think that's how to remove the pin & quite sure the wing has to
    be jacked to remove it. If there is no visible typiclal, (or one that
    is more familiar) nipple style zerk fitting on one end (or both?) of
    the knee pin, as others mentioned could be that you instead have a
    flush zerk (tiny hole) that requires a needle on the grease gun to
    lubriplate the pin.

    Even If you have these, they may not accepts grease & could be
    plugged up from old hardened grease requiring re & re.

    Could even be a worse case scenarion & pins are solid (for some
    reason) with no fittings (but unlikely). If so, gotta come out to lube
    em & that'd be the time to change em to newer tupes that can be lubed
    without removal & jacking of wing (PITA)

    BTW, is that front wheel pin zerk(s) on the end(s), or in the middle
    front of the pin somewnere..Jon

    > Also, can this pin be removed without jacking the
    > plane at under the wings? Please someone clarify the proceedure. Also
    > where do I get the needle and what size? My A&P have never worked on
    > Sundowners so we are confused? We just completed the annual but I do
    > not want to proceed until I get this info. I am a fairly new owner and
    > have not greased the mains.............they need it according to what
    > has been posted. Thanks
    >
    > Al





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