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Offline grantgoold

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Zerk lube for MCI 9s
« on: February 16, 2008, 05:58:09 AM »
What are people using as a good zerk lubricant for their buses?
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Re: Zerk lube for MCI 9s
« Reply #1 on: February 16, 2008, 07:04:10 AM »
Grease

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Re: Zerk lube for MCI 9s
« Reply #2 on: February 16, 2008, 12:40:58 PM »
I buy a case of Hi-Temp All Purpose cartridges for my grease guns. 
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Re: Zerk lube for MCI 9s
« Reply #3 on: February 16, 2008, 12:50:40 PM »
The question isn't what to use in the Zerk's......


it's where are they all ? :)
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Re: Zerk lube for MCI 9s
« Reply #4 on: February 16, 2008, 01:29:56 PM »
Everywhere, and then some!

Good quality chassis grease of your choosing will do.

And a good quality powered grease gun will mean you are more likely to get it all done without getting tired and start skimping...

happy coaching!
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Re: Zerk lube for MCI 9s
« Reply #5 on: February 16, 2008, 01:43:51 PM »
Yup, What BW said,

 and I'll add that you really need to purchase a grease zerk kit with a hundred or so extra zerks of all sorts in it. Also get a bunch of paper clips of different sizes to scrape out the old dry grease in those holes where you remove a plugged zerk. It probably hasn't been greased in years.

Good Luck, and have lot's of fun!

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Re: Zerk lube for MCI 9s
« Reply #6 on: February 16, 2008, 02:04:25 PM »
No really... is there a one page map to all the grease fittings on a mc9? Or do you have to plow through the maintenance manual to find them all?

Someone should make a diagram and sell it. I'd buy one.
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Re: Zerk lube for MCI 9s
« Reply #7 on: February 16, 2008, 02:55:11 PM »
Thanks for all the input especially the "grease" one that was good! ;D

I have the airpowered unit and will get to Napa today. My manual does show all lubrication points in the bus. I just took out a highlighter and marked those that are zerks and need the grease.

Good day!

Grant
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Re: Zerk lube for MCI 9s
« Reply #8 on: February 16, 2008, 03:43:35 PM »
well lucky you, you have a manual. :) Hint. Hint.
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Re: Zerk lube for MCI 9s
« Reply #9 on: February 16, 2008, 04:08:06 PM »
Chaz,
I forgot to add that buses are engineered to transport Zerk fittings safely too! ;D
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Re: Zerk lube for MCI 9s
« Reply #10 on: February 16, 2008, 08:15:38 PM »
Chaz,
I forgot to add that buses are engineered to transport Zerk fittings safely too! ;D

You lost me here.  ??? refresh my memory....what were we talking about.?


Never mind...I just read your reply to the other post....now I get it. ;D That tank removal was brutal. I think I'd rather drop the engine than go through that again. :-\
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