first time reinstalling engine

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shirleymac
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first time reinstalling engine

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I just got my engine back after having it rebuilt and in my shop manual it says to "Apply a light coating of moly-based grease to the splines of the transaxle imput shaft and the faace of the clutch release bearing." My question is. Is there a specific type of grease I need to use or will any moly-based grease work?
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Re: first time reinstalling engine

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To be honest I have never ( in 45 years) applied any grease on the throw out bearing face. I do however use an input shaft when I install the clutch disc to center it and a dab of grease always goes on the end to grease the needle bearing inside the gland nut- which could/would be accomplished by putting the grease on the input shaft. We are talking a small amount here as you do not want it thrown around.
As to type of grease- never gave it much thought.

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Re: first time reinstalling engine

Post by shirleymac »

The clutch was reinstalled when the engine was rebuilt so that part is done. Thanks for the advice Dietmar.
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Re: first time reinstalling engine

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You are welcome.

And just for clarification, I put grease on the NON splined part of the input shaft so that it greases the gland nut bearing, NOT the splines of the input shaft.

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