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Old July 28th, 2023, 04:27 AM
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Default 1962 K1000 knuckle lube quantity

Just finished rebuilding the Dana 44 in my 1962 K1000 Suburban and getting ready to fill with fluids. I bought knuckle lube from Torque King, and on their site it says to fill knuckle housing with 6 oz per side. Since the entire axle tube from the inner seal next to the carrier out to the spindle bushing has knuckle lube, shouldn't the long driver side take more lube than the passenger side?

I called them for clarification and was surprised they didn't really understand my 1962 Dana 44 front axle. They were thinking there was a seal and or a bushing sealing the drive shaft on the end of the axle tube and that the tube itself was dry. Not the case from my understanding and experience.

I'm just going to fill each side to near the bottom of the fill hole anyway, but I'm questioning if two tubes of 11 oz of grease will be enough. I'll probably just fill the short tube passenger side and if needed just put the rest in the driver side, then get another tube if needed.

Anybody verify the long axle tube side takes more than the short tube side? Know what amount goes in each side?

Doesn't the knuckle lube migrate toward the center section since there is a gap between the drive shaft and the opening it goes through on the axle end?
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Old July 28th, 2023, 03:23 PM
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Default Re: 1962 K1000 knuckle lube quantity

Found this manual online. On page 3 it tell how to fill the knuckle.
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