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Here's a trick for you. If I need to get lube somewhere deep into something, I take those red straws the spray lubes come with, and connect them together. There are a couple different sizes and one fits nicely into the other. I also found a shop once that sold it by the foot and bought a foot. Wish I'd bought more as that eventually got broken and now I can't find it. I've also used wire insulation to join straws together. Just cut an inch of wire, use pliers to pull some strands out and the rest fall out. Then if you are smart and picked the right size it will friction fit and join two straws. If you are not so smart, you are only out an inch at at time, and when you leave the mess of short pieces on the workbench, someone will inevitably ask you what the %$#@ you were doing on the workbench and you'll have to confess to being unable to properly judge the size of wire you needed till the 9th try. Hazards of guesswork, I guess. I digress.

I've also used my heat gun to shape these straws into a curve of 90 degrees at the tip for the same reason - get it into an awkward spot..

Anyway, the long and short of it (ha!) is you could use this straw trick and use some quality lube or a can of spray white lithium grease (I think these have a much larger straw) to precisely place more lube up there directly where you want it.

Just spraying up there may cause an oily clutch face. So that's my 2 cents. I'm currently nursing a belt idler pulley on a car by giving it a shot of grease every month or so to make it till warmer weather in the spring using a tube to deliver it right into the back of the pulley bearing.

Doug
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Old 12-18-2017, 08:53 PM
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