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Posted: Mon Aug 15, 2016 2:42pm

Post Subject: Stern tube greasing

I have always out of habit given the sterntube greaser 5 half turns. Is this too much? Is there a rule? Or maybe until it stops dripping.

Tony-B
Tony-B

Posted: Mon Aug 15, 2016 10:00pm

Post Subject: Stern tube greasing

There is no rule because the amount of grease used depends upon temperature, wear in the shaft, bearings and gland, and how long you have been running. I turn mine down until it stiffens and then a couple more turns unless it virtually stops before that. It could be anything between 3 and 10 or more turns. As a new shaft and bearing is likely to be costly I would not stint on using the greaser.

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