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Re: XK120 Water Pump greasing

Dennis P. Nash
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Hi All,

I have just acquired an XK120 FHC and want to use it this weekend. Have not bought tech & specs books yet! (It is OE White and I have to go to and end of the season "wear all white" Party. Plus I want to show off my new JAG)!!

My question : The water pump and the fan hub have grease fittings. I have Dridene WP grease (good stuff for really old cars!) but it is too thick to go through a grease gun. What are the suggection as to what to use and how to get it through the grease gun. I have a "dedicated" gun for the WP with a flex hose, so I can get at the fittings. Help! Please!

est Regards to All,

Dennis P. Nash

Wind Gap PA

610-863-3153



Re: XK120 Water Pump greasing

George Camp
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: Hi All,

: I have just acquired an XK120 FHC and want to use it this weekend. Have

: not bought tech & specs books yet! (It is OE White and I have to

: go to and end of the season "wear all white" Party. Plus I

: want to show off my new JAG)!!

: My question : The water pump and the fan hub have grease fittings. I

: have Dridene WP grease (good stuff for really old cars!) but it is

: too thick to go through a grease gun. What are the suggection as to

: what to use and how to get it through the grease gun. I have a

: "dedicated" gun for the WP with a flex hose, so I can get

: at the fittings. Help! Please!

: est Regards to All,

: Dennis P. Nash

: Wind Gap PA

: 610-863-3153

As you said you do not have the tech. books yet. Have no idea of how to get the ship back in the bottle- however the 120 manual calls for normal grease as for chassis or wheel bearings. Your car came with a spall grease gun that in practice can be used to service the car-although it would take more time. So forget the Dridene and use a good high temp bearing grease-good luck. Geo.