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Removing the butterfly "rod"and floater in chamber.

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Good idea, but will work for one side only.

The throttle shaft with the preinstalled second bearing has to be tapped gently inside the preheated bearing seat afterwards anyway.


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Ahhh...didn't realise. This was always a Step Too Far for me; butterflies and bearings I've left alone!


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So in the end I used a spray degreaser and re-greased them and they were good as new. 

 

I realise I'm resurrecting an old thread here but I wondered what type of grease you used to re-grease your carb spindle bearings?

 

I need to check mine out carefully for smoothness and I see from the Des Hammill book that it's possible to clean out and re-grease them like you did. Just don't want to remove the carbs until I know I've got everything I need on hand.

 

Thanks.


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Cant remember but I dont think I used anything special. Just standard grease I think.

 

Buddsy 


 

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OK, thanks Buddsy, I'll do the same then.

 

I wasn't sure if I needed anything special/fuel resistant...


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I dont thinks so. I think the fuel is being sucked to where its needed and I think there are shields on the rollers. 

 

If it requires anything special Im sure it would say in the Des Hamil book.

 

Buddsy


 

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Hmm... Just got home and read the book. Mr Hammill he say 'silicon grease or any other grease not affected by gasoline'.

Although he also says 'wash out the old grease with gasoline' ??

Is LM grease petrol proof? I didn't think it was...


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Now you say it I think I bought some Silicone grease. I think from a local auto factors. I will look in the garage to see.

 

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Thanks Buddsy. Looks like I need to get some silicone grease then!

Just when you think you're ready to start...

Luckily the current Mrs H wants to go to the shops today so at least I'll have an opportunity to call in somewhere and get some


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