How to lube Height Control Linkage Pins?
I have a 2018 40IH on the Power Glide chassis. I am doing some general maintenance and decided to lube the chassis. The Power glide manual identifies all the grease points and what type of grease to use. Most of the grease points require a grease gun. I do recommend investing in an electric or pneumatic grease gun. However, the Height Control Linkage pins are not equipped with grease fittings. It is basically a thin brassy colored rod with a loop on each end that contains a rubber grommet. The attached photo is in the passenger front wheel area. The Power Glide manual says to use D.A. Stewart Aqualube on these grommets. Am I supposed to just use my finger to smear the Aqualube all over the grommet? Am I supposed to dismantle the linkage rod first or can I do it in place? I am a little concerned about removing the linkage as I don’t know what adjustments, calibrations, etc. may be required when reinstalling. I don’t know if these linkages are under stress or if they will just slip on and off. The front linkages are fairly accessible, but the rear linkages could not be in a more difficult location to reach. These may have to wait until the tires come off for some other reason.
Also, I’ve done a quick internet search and have found one supplier for DA Stewart Aqualube, nearly $40 for a 5.5 oz tube. Are there alternative products or a less costly supplier?
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