Trunnions do you really need to splurge gazzillions of wonga on this.
Good old, in keeping with the period, trunnions do whats needed to accommodate suspension and steering movement, and in keeping with the vehicles age, just adding another mongrel aspect to a car design which has a long pedigree in this respect.
The spherical joints wear out if exposed to grit contamination, ok, no oiling, or greasing , if that's your thing, but not the be all and end all, get some new trunnions and use EP90 lube, they'll last a good deal of miles.
Buy some new trunnions, and move on. As you said.
I'm there, the old ones weren't maintained. The car has done 9,000 miles from new, so they have a short life if not lubricated, but that's really rather easy to do!
So yes I am going to just replace the trunnions (and the wheel bearings whilst it's all apart).
And I took the uprights apart all ready. No big deal, but not sure I have any torque wrench settings for the stub axle into the upright and the stearing arm bolt. Does anyone know them please?
I have 60 to 65 ftlb for stub to upright and 22to27ftlb for arm to upright
Thanks ECR, sounds good!
Another vote here for EP90. I used to unscrew the grease nipple and simply squirt in EP90 using an oil can at various times between the annual servicing. It takes just a few seconds. Mine did 0ver 50k without any problems.
Terry, that's a good idea...unscrewing the grease nipple. I've been using an oil gun.
The problem with trunnions apart from servicing is that they BREAK where the flanges meet the wishbones, so check very carefully at his point for cracks at side of weld.
That's interesting. Just to clarify, it's the trunnions that tend to crack, not the wishbones?