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Old 12-03-2018, 02:36 AM   #1
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F53 Lubrication/grease points

Does anyone have a handy-dandy graphic or exploded diagram showing all of the grease/lubrication points under the F53 chassis? When I change the oil, I try to grease the ones I can see on the front end. I just want to make sure Iím getting grease to all the parts that need to be lubed. I know, the jokes write themselves on that last sentence... but letís focus people!

PS: Do you call them zerks or alemites? Where Iím from, theyíre alemites!
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Old 12-03-2018, 02:59 AM   #2
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Old 12-03-2018, 10:52 AM   #3
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I have used the provided chart to locate all the grease points. My question for those in the know is number 9. There is a rubber cap over the zerk, I tried once to put grease in but it would not accept any. Am I missing something?
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Old 12-03-2018, 03:00 PM   #4
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I have used the provided chart to locate all the grease points. My question for those in the know is number 9. There is a rubber cap over the zerk, I tried once to put grease in but it would not accept any. Am I missing something?
Did grease come out at the attachment point at gun to zerk, can you get grease in the others fittings

I had to change out the tip on my gun it wouldnt seal on a couple of zerks


I have the opposite problem with that fitting. I cant fill it up. I called Ford and was told to just give it a couple of shots from the grease gun i thought we should always fill until a bit of old grease comes out

Anyone with knowledge on this

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Old 12-04-2018, 10:43 AM   #5
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I had no problem with the other zerks taking grease. Yes grease would come out at the connection point. Thanks halfprice will keep trying or get a new fitting.
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Old 12-04-2018, 11:23 AM   #6
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I had to change out the tip on my gun it wouldnt seal on a couple of zerks
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I replaced my grease gun tip with one of THESE locking tips. Not cheap but boy oh boy is greasing a lot easier. Also replaced the gun hose with a 36".
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SAE or Metric?

Are the zerks SAE or Metric?
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Old 07-02-2019, 03:10 PM   #8
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Does anyone have a handy-dandy graphic or exploded diagram showing all of the grease/lubrication points under the F53 chassis? When I change the oil, I try to grease the ones I can see on the front end. I just want to make sure Iím getting grease to all the parts that need to be lubed. I know, the jokes write themselves on that last sentence... but letís focus people!

PS: Do you call them zerks or alemites? Where Iím from, theyíre alemites!
Are these the only points? Are there any points in the back end?
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Old 07-02-2019, 04:18 PM   #9
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Are these the only points? Are there any points in the back end?

There are 1 or 2 along the driveshaft.. I expect varies by how much the original chassis was stretched.
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Old 07-02-2019, 04:29 PM   #10
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There are 1 or 2 along the driveshaft.. I expect varies by how much the original chassis was stretched.
Thanks for that reply. I did some digging and found the driveshaft points on an F53 chassis. We've all seen the front points.
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Old 07-03-2019, 03:29 AM   #11
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Hello all- I have worked on Idaho Norland snow blowers, piston bully snow cats , and the old bombardier cats, heavy equipment caterpillars. And some actually have very small Steering gearbox-that you grease Through a grease needle to the steering gear, no zerk fitting, just a plug not sure if this helps. And some we used 90 w gear oil. And now that I think of it the FJ 40 Toyota Land Cruiser use grease in the steering knuckle through a needle, you pull the plug and stuffed it full of Grease until it cames out. ok I have had one glass of wine to many ....
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