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Old 02-10-2021, 10:16 PM   #1
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does anyone in the US sell Penrite steering box lube?
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Old 02-10-2021, 10:52 PM   #2
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Restoration Supply in Escondido, Ca.

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Old 02-11-2021, 10:01 AM   #3
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thank you CW

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Old 02-11-2021, 02:01 PM   #4
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It is mentioned in these two threads that the Penrite is 00 grease. I picked up some 00 grease at Tractor Supply for $5 and am pleased so far. This could be a cheaper alternative to the Penrite.

https://www.fordbarn.com/forum/showt...hlight=Penrite

https://www.fordbarn.com/forum/showt...=278772&page=3

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Old 02-11-2021, 06:09 PM   #5
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I use John Deere corn head grease. About $4.50 a tube where I live in Illinois.
Works great.
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Old 02-11-2021, 06:54 PM   #6
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I've found cornhead grease to be too susceptible to heat. It goes too liquid when it gets warm and the steering box is right next to the exhaust.
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Old 02-11-2021, 07:16 PM   #7
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I've found cornhead grease to be too susceptible to heat. It goes too liquid when it gets warm and the steering box is right next to the exhaust.





I guess that would make sense in the Land Down Under.
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Old 02-11-2021, 08:05 PM   #8
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Lube from tractor supply is exact same stuff as Pennritw at 1/4 the price.
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Lube from tractor supply is exact same stuff as Pennritw at 1/4 the price.
Which tractor lube?
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Old 02-12-2021, 09:09 AM   #10
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This tractor lube at Tractor Supply
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Old 02-12-2021, 10:35 AM   #11
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John, not to hi-jack your thread however just to keep muddy waters stirred up a bit, HERE is some of my thoughts on the subject of grease in a steering gearbox. Maybe y'all will agree or disagree??
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Old 02-12-2021, 11:01 AM   #12
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Is it just terminology?
I think of "lube" like 600w oil and "grease" like I use in a grease gun.
Does Penrite make both?
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Old 02-12-2021, 11:32 AM   #13
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Is it just terminology?
I think of "lube" like 600w oil and "grease" like I use in a grease gun.
Does Penrite make both?
Penrite makes numerous products. Penrite Steering Box Lube is 1200w.
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This tractor lube at Tractor Supply
It can't be very thick if it comes in a bottle with a neck like that. I'm sure the Penrite steering box lube I use is thicker than that would be.
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It is NOT. It is the same because I have both in the shop
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It is NOT. It is the same because I have both in the shop
Must take a long time to get it out of the bottle, especially in cold weather.
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I think many folks do like I do and heat it up via a pot of hot water before filling.
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Old 02-13-2021, 09:36 PM   #18
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May I ask, why do we even think we need to change the lube from the 600W to begin with?
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May I ask, why do we even think we need to change the lube from the 600W to begin with?
In a lot of cases, the 600W will leak out, Penrite and other thicker lubes do not.

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Old 02-14-2021, 11:48 AM   #20
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Hmmmm. My 7-tooth used to leak, but not any more. The tube up the middle was added, and the correct sector shaft bushings were installed. Not the water pump bushings some vendors sell.

FYI: my car had grease in the steering box when I got it.
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