UJs do need lubricating, years ago when I was "on the road as a service engineer" I picked up my freshly serviced Chevette from the garage. I discovered a vibration coming from the gear stick. I rang the garage and booked it in for next day. Continued my day keeping the speed down and keeping an eye on it. Almost got home needing to turn off at junction 3 and had just passed junction 4 when there was a horrendous bang, quickly I snatched the gear stick to find neutral and coast to the hard shoulder but...... it came off in my hand!!!! The car filled with smoke and with great difficulty made the hard shoulder. Popped the bonnet to find the prop shaft had torn the gearbox off the car!!! The cause was a seized up UJ I was lucky the propshaft didn't drop and dig into the road or I would have been turning somersaults down the M4 Moral is.....use lube Phil
Chevettes were like that. GM junk. Almost as bad as the Viva HA that preceded it and that was truly awful.
There are automatic self greasing cans that you could screw onto the stern gland and forget for a year but they would be a bit difficult spinning round on a prop shaft................ I never got to like the "sealed for life" UJs with no nipples, they had a very short life in my experience.
I got good use out of my HA Van, not much trouble apart from rumbling gearbox on the way back from Edinburgh, limped home replaced gearbox bearings, job sorted.
NB Bittern's Boom, 32ft Narrowboat reg'd 1968, moored on the highest mooring on the network.
loddon: Thanks for the confirmation, I am thinking of changing tablets because of the cough but maybe I wont
Mar 31, 2020 13:07:45 GMT
JohnV: There are other drugs but I haven't found the side effects with Ramipril to be bad, it seems to just make my throat a bit more sensitive so things that might have just tickled my throat and make me want to clear it now make me cough.
Mar 31, 2020 13:58:31 GMT
loddon: The cough is the only one I get from ramipril, although the combinatins of drugs I am on has interesting effects.
Apr 1, 2020 15:56:47 GMT