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Old 10-17-2012, 06:42 PM
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Personally, I am of the school where you clean all residual lubricant out with solvent (brake cleaner if it is a trail fix, mineral spirits if it is my parts tank at home), blow everything out with compressed air (which gets most of the solvent out) and then fresh lubricant. If you are planning to do a lubricant change after a couple of hundred miles, then all the better.

The rationale is that that old lubricant, whether grease or oil, carries a bunch of abrasive dirt and stuff in it and you want all the stuff gone gone.
Jeff Zepp
Kittredge CO USA
1971 & 1976 FJ40s, 1978 FJ45, 1987 FJ60
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