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Old November 18th, 2020, 11:30
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keeping water out of y-link adjustment sleeves.

Hi Everyone.

Iím wondering about how to keep water from collecting in the draglink and tie rod bar adjustment sleeves (ZJ tie rod bar). Both adjustment sleeves have their slotted sides pointing upward where they are collecting water and crud, and rusting up.

Iím thinking about using plasticine or plumberís putty to fill the hollow space in order to keep water out.

Anyone else have an idea?

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Old November 18th, 2020, 20:27
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Re: keeping water out of y-link adjustment sleeves.

I crawl under mine and squirt a little motorcycle chain lube in places like that. Helps keep the crud from sticking and inhibits rust. While I'm down there I put a finger full of grease around all of the brake line fittings. Your not going to stop the rust but you can slow it down.
Motorcycle chain lube is good for many things, it has a high adhesion, is water-resistant, and has rust inhibitors. Chain lube works better than grease in many places, it is rubber friendly, penetrates well,īand lasts a long time. I have a single spray can of Moly chain lube I've been using for years.
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Re: keeping water out of y-link adjustment sleeves.

I have never worried about that, if you think it is necessary you can spray them with a rust inhibitor similar to FluidFilm or LPS, or pack them with grease.
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thanks for the replies. I think Iíll keep soaking them down with rust spray when I can for now. see how it goes. thank you.


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I soaked it down with rust check spray and sealed the opening with plumberís putty.


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