Steering Column Bush (Metal) Grease

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NATURAL ANKLING
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Steering Column Bush (Metal) Grease

Postby NATURAL ANKLING » 30 Sep 2020, 10:29am

Hi,
What sort of grease would you recommend for this bearing in mind that it's normally one off lubrication?
So I want it to stay there but I don't want to run out and or contaminate the bush.
At the moment the bush and the shaft are good with no play.
The vehicle is done over 80,000 miles in 30 years, what ever was there before must've done the job quite well, I have never touched it in over 20 years.
I've had a look a few times on the Internet but got basically nowhere.
I imagine a lot of them are plastic?
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Re: Steering Column Bush (Metal) Grease

Postby cycleruk » 30 Sep 2020, 10:52am

Any chance that you can get to know what the vehicle manufacturers used originally?
What is the metal part made from ?
Does it actually need lubrication ?
You'll never know if you don't try it.

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Re: Steering Column Bush (Metal) Grease

Postby NATURAL ANKLING » 30 Sep 2020, 11:41am

Hi,
cycleruk wrote:Any chance that you can get to know what the vehicle manufacturers used originally?
What is the metal part made from ?
Does it actually need lubrication ?

I think in the actual manual or any manual I can get hold of it says something like use "MAFAC " grease? IIRC.
It's metal to metal, the steering column Is obviously steel, The bush I believe will rust, but I'm not sure this didn't come off the column.
But even some steels of good quality don't rust that easily.
I suppose rather than search for steering column grease, I should look for a tacky grease which doesn't attack rubber That can be used on steel?

P.S.it's possible course that it might simply be self lubricating?
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Re: Steering Column Bush (Metal) Grease

Postby mumbojumbo » 30 Sep 2020, 12:33pm

A simple search revealed

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/191849821736

Give a try(the search)

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Re: Steering Column Bush (Metal) Grease

Postby cycleruk » 30 Sep 2020, 1:35pm

I don't know about Mafac but there is a "Marfak" grease:-
http://www.gannonoils.co.uk/index.php?p ... &Itemid=55
I've no idea whether this would be suitable for your situation ?
You'll never know if you don't try it.

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Re: Steering Column Bush (Metal) Grease

Postby pete75 » 3 Oct 2020, 7:44pm

cycleruk wrote:I don't know about Mafac but there is a "Marfak" grease:-
http://www.gannonoils.co.uk/index.php?p ... &Itemid=55
I've no idea whether this would be suitable for your situation ?

Described as being for plain and low speed bearings. That bearing is both.