Lotus Elan

+2 Full Lub.

PostPost by: grahammay2 » Tue Feb 17, 2009 7:31 am

Any essential or handy do's or don'ts for completing a FULL lub Elan +2 1969

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PostPost by: john.p.clegg » Tue Feb 17, 2009 8:46 am

Like grease or oil in the trunnions?

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PostPost by: peterako » Tue Feb 17, 2009 9:56 am

Groil!

Actually, I use oil, but with some Proma MBL8 additive:

http://www.classicservicesireland.com/i ... &Itemid=36

It's a lot easier (in my experience) to get the oil into the trunnions with a grease gun than grease!

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PostPost by: richboyd » Wed Feb 18, 2009 12:30 am

A "Full Lube" involves so much more than just chassis components.
The distributor cam-to-points needs lube.
Pedal linkages need lube, as do rear parking brake links.
Many, many little things (in old cars) need lube.
Rack-and-pinion. Stromberg dampers. Cables. Hinges.
Most electric connections need cleaning - and a squirt of WD-40.
Bushings on electric motors (windows, wipers, blowers, etc.) dry out.
After 40 years all of the grease has gone away - and need help.
Don't grease the brake pads.
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