CAUTION AT35 Hitch greasing

Submitted: Thursday, Mar 04, 2004 at 22:41
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When I tried to grease the AT35 hitch, I found that, instead of grease oozing out of the joint when full, the green neoprene bush started to ooze out. I'm going to have to cut the weld on the nut to get it out and possibly restore it, but does anyone know where I could get a replacement bush??? Rob Caldwell.
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Reply By: Deleted User - Thursday, Mar 04, 2004 at 22:43

Thursday, Mar 04, 2004 at 22:43
I Tried to add a photo of the problem but somehow could'nt get it to go. However you'll fing the photo in my BOG photo album. Cheers............Rob
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Reply By: Deleted User - Thursday, Mar 04, 2004 at 22:44

Thursday, Mar 04, 2004 at 22:44
Suggest you contact the manafacturer, see http://www.vehiclecomponents.com.au/ Phil PS: My coupling is suffering problem of reaction between the different metals used in construction of welded nut and main assembly.
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Reply By: Deleted User - Thursday, Mar 04, 2004 at 22:45

Thursday, Mar 04, 2004 at 22:45
Have had the AT35 rebuilt at Vehicle Components. Richard's advice is that they hardly ever need greasing - but if you do, do not try to grease until you see grease oozing - just very lightly until you feel resistance pressure on the grease gun lever. - Otherwise you will start pushing the green neoprene bush out. Has anyone else had this happen? Cheers - ..................Rob
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Reply By: Oldperc - Thursday, Mar 04, 2004 at 22:46

Thursday, Mar 04, 2004 at 22:46
Rob Yea, I spoke to VC some weeks back and they said to use silicone on the main pin and grease the nipples with 'any suitable' grease. Silicone no problem but on greasing the nipples the grease exits the joints (OK) and also I noticed through a small hole half way down in the neoprene bush (I take it this is bush the main pin goes through which you are referring) If this is the case then its unlikely the bush will be pressured out. David
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Reply By: Deleted User - Thursday, Mar 04, 2004 at 22:47

Thursday, Mar 04, 2004 at 22:47
David, At last I got the photo on the thread. Now you can see what happened. Perhaps if the bush had a " breather" hole in it to let pressure escape, then it wouldn't have been forced out like this. Anyway, the repairs have been carried out ($70 incl postage) and I will be back on the road shortly!! Regards,...............Rob
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