So for similar reasons to those mentioned in this discussion, many people now use a liquidy grease. Two common ones are Castrol Spheerol (which I've used, though they have in the past made more than one version) and Penrite's Semi-Fluid grease.
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JonB wrote:Grease it is, then.
Not very scientific, but enough to persuade me to stick with 140 oil, one of my pals has a Triumph Vitesse & always greases his trunnions, on average about twice a year. His mileage is somewhere around 3000 miles per annum, as that's his insurance limitation. Over the last ten years, he has fitted at least two new pairs of trunnions. I've always used oil, twice a year, once just before I put her away for winter, then again early June while preparing for MOT, & am still running the trunnions I fitted during restoration between 1987 & 1992. Mileage must be approaching 50,000 now.
Each to their own though
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Wilkins used grease on the basis that any ingress of water floats on top but with oil sinks to the bottom and rusts the steel. He used a pretty fluid grease which I believe was a Duckhams Lithium type.
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For many years I have used a disposable syringe for oiling the trunnions.
I have used an angled oil screw with the sealing ball/spring removed .
With this pointing to the front it is a joy flushing the trunnions without oil splashing everywhere.
I have ofcourse bought a proper pump for this but I reverted to the syringe for better control and less mess.
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