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BuLX

Rudder Grease

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BuLX

I have a 2003 Response LX, and have never greased the rudder. Found the two fittings, but could only get grease into the top one (it blobbed out the top). The bottom fitting is frozen/clogged, so I couldn't get any grease in. So far I haven't been able to budge the fitting. I'm afraid to break it. How critical is this situation? As of now, steering is very easy. Once I get the other fitting working, what's a guideline as to how much grease to add?

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Pistol Pete

I put in only 2 pumps in each fitting while my G.F. is turning the wheel from lock to lock.

I only grease it every other year.

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Air Force 1
I put in only 2 pumps in each fitting while my G.F. is turning the wheel from lock to lock.

I only grease it every other year.

Be careful.. I had one grease fitting that was tough and I forced it. Blew o-ring on rudder...... SUCKS

AF1

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99response

Man, if it ain't broke don't fix it. Grease the top fitting and go boating.

-Chris

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BuLX

Thanks ... Is there a difference in what the upper and lower grease fittings are lubricating, or does it all just go into the same shaft? Just trlying to understand what I'm dealing with. Tom

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NorCaliBu
Thanks ... Is there a difference in what the upper and lower grease fittings are lubricating, or does it all just go into the same shaft? Just trlying to understand what I'm dealing with. Tom

It all goes to the same place. Just different areas of the same place. Having someone spinning the wheel from lock to lock while pumping in the grease will help distribute the grease around inside the rudder port.

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