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    Checking Grez in steering box??

    I guess they Didn't put the Filler Plug in 2nd gen steering box's???(check few of the spares I have)
    I did my 1st gen last year(put in Corn head Grez)made big diff) wanted to check the 68 G-20. Flat spot for it,But No plug??
    Any other way to fill it??
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    Went out got a pic, Flat spot were there is a threaded plug on my 64 box?? GM trying to save a few $$$ not putting it in ????
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    Steering lube

    Clean your box off you will see these markings. I am using a 500 w oil. It's not 90 W. Smiley also suggested John Deere corn head lube. Click image for larger version. 

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    Buddy, Sorry I missed your post. Thanks for you input
    Still learning something new about these old VCV.
    Did figure out a way to fill steering box, with some Corn Head GZ
    Man what a Major Difference
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    Tom,

    Were you missing the zerk? And in what way did it make a difference? Better steering or just no grinding noise/vibration?

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    There was a bolt in hole, I put a zerk on end of greas gun,to get it inside box Moe better.
    Help take some of the play, feels tighter
    Tom

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    I just recently rebuilt my steering box.

    It was making popping noises and then..next thing I knew, I had half a rotation play in the steering wheel.

    The steering shaft bearings exploded.

    Good news is I was able to salvage the hard parts. The grease was so old, it was solidified and felt like plastic.

    I just blended out the damage, tossed in New bearings and new recirculation balls...was even able to save the felt seal.

    I used plastlube #3. Molybdenum based grease are great for high pressure applications and have an amazing ability to prevent wear from metal to metal contact.

    Works like a champ now. Butter smooth.
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