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suzukigt Peter S
NOTTINGHAMSHIRE, England, UK   GBR
Hi, OK I bit the bullet and splashed out on a front vertical link!, so what's best in the Trunnion oil or grease?, cheers

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Herald948 Andrew Mace
East Nassau, upstate NY, USA   USA
This "debate" is as old as Ford v. Chevy, and far older than silicone v. glycol-based brake fluid. winking smiley

The general wisdom is that, while greases are far better than they were in the early 1950s, when Standard-Triumph started using this trunnion setup, the 90wt gear oil is still the superior choice, in part because it tends to flow better and in part because any grit is more likely to settle out to the bottom of the trunnion rather than remain in suspension.

Go with the 90wt oil! grinning smiley



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tapkaJohnD John Davies
Lancaster, Lancashire, UK   GBR
Which is why the threads have two slots.
John

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Honestwelsh Colin H
Bridgend, Wales, UK   GBR
EP 90 gear oil

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ng19delta Scott Roberts
Merchantville, NJ, USA   USA
1974 Triumph TR6 "Not Sure At The Moment..."
OIL! NEVER GREASE! Sorry, but I always have to yell this: While grease is improved, etc., it actually accelerates the wear in the trunnion. The oil does not. Just make sure to keep an eye on it, and it will serve you well forever...

Scott

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