What Spline Lube ZF 63a?

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  1. PatrickPresti

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    Hi Guys,

    I am about to install a ZF 63a on Sunday. What spline lube would you use (if any) on the input shaft of this gearbox?

    Thanks,

    Pat
     
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    Metalube!
     
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    Yeah?
     
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    Alco Metal Lube :D....but in a pinch...regular ole grease or a marine grease will do
     
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    I don't know about those mentioned above, but I have used Mercruiser Spline Grease before. Which ever brand you use, it is designed specifically for splined joints where extreme high pressure is present. It is not the same thing as "regular grease" by any means.
     
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    I guess all I need is a spline grease/lube?
     
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    to be safe...sure
     
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    Preferably a water resistant type like Sierra #18-9200.
     
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    Thanks for all of the input. I ended up having in the garage some Mercury 101 Teflon grease. It was make specifically made for splines...
     
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    Some pictures of the engine install...
     

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    Nice clean looking install.
     
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    Thanks! That's how I roll...
     
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    Yeah i see that, you're going to Roll even better with that 383. :)

    Oh and imho you should change out that oil filter. I hate when they mount them upside down. I like to fill my filter before i put it on. Maybe just me .
     
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