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Mother superior



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One shot grease

Wise ones,
So my 2010 Puma has just turned 80K, and I’m thinking about hitting her up with the old one shot grease in the swivels.
Assuming that there is already grease in there at the mo and not oil , am I okay to bung another slug in or do I have to hook the old shizzle out.
Thanks gents
Wes Oh woe, oh woe
My crusty old landrover,
It will not go.

Post #757935 11th Feb 2019 1:08pm
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landy andy



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2006 Defender 110 Td5 USW Zermatt Silver

Unless you have any reason for concern I would just new on top of old.

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X4SKP



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United Kingdom 2010 Defender 90 Puma 2.4 SW Stornoway Grey

Hello Mother superior

At 80K the Grease owes you nothing...its job is done.

The swivels are specified to have a measured amount, and the one shot grease (the clue is in the name)
is designed as a complete replacement...so drain out (best left to do its thing over night into a suitable
container) and then give the swivels a complete new one shot (the correct measured amount) each side.

Around £18-£20 in total from LR / <£10 form anywhere else.
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Post #757950 11th Feb 2019 2:08pm
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jst



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2011 Defender 110 Puma 2.4 USW Stornoway Grey

if its not mixed with the axle oil good luck draining it if its cold. best do it after a run.

personally i would just add if it needed it. Cheers

James
110 XS Utility
90 tdci Softtop
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jst



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its also far cheaper to buy the grease in 600ml lots. Cheers

James
110 XS Utility
90 tdci Softtop
90 tdci Hardtop

Post #757955 11th Feb 2019 2:27pm
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oneten110



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do the swivel housings on later models even have drain/filler plugs? It is not a Defender, it is a One_Ten

Post #757981 11th Feb 2019 4:52pm
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Bluest



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United Kingdom 2007 Defender 110 Puma 2.4 XS CSW Java Black

What is this mysterious one shot grease? Is it just moly CV grease, same as any other CV joint, or something special? 2007 110 TDCi Station Wagon XS

Post #758006 11th Feb 2019 6:52pm
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MK



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Chile 2007 Defender 110 Puma 2.4 SW Chawton White

It is not std grease (NLGI2). Its is NLGI00 which is a lot thinner (+moly) Puma 110" SW

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Post #758011 11th Feb 2019 7:24pm
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Mother superior



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Thanks for the reply’s gents. I don’t think that there are any drain plugs on me swivels so I reckon I’ll just shove some more in
Cheers
Wes Oh woe, oh woe
My crusty old landrover,
It will not go.

Post #758023 11th Feb 2019 8:18pm
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landy andy



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2006 Defender 110 Td5 USW Zermatt Silver

No drain plugs on Td5’s or Tdci’s

And as mentioned it’s thin, but not thin enough to be an easy job. I submerge my sachets in a jug of near boiling water for a while before I use it. That makes it a lot thinner. Another good trick is to put a drinking straw, or similar, in the hole so it can allow air out as you fill.

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MK



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Chile 2007 Defender 110 Puma 2.4 SW Chawton White

Those oring seals fitted to separate the diff oil from the CV joint swivel grease are quite loose. I tend to think those two lubes get mixed at the end. Puma 110" SW

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CallumB



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Grease or oil?

Hi, apologies for the noob question but I'm new to Defenders. Background first: I have a 2007 90 with 56,000 miles and I've just changed the axle oils and fitted mag plugs. For the swivel pins, Haynes manual tells me to drain the oil and refill with EP90. Picture shows where the filler and drains are. Trouble is I have a filler and no drain that I can find. Inspecting the filler and it looks like there's moly grease in there and not oil. The residue around the outside of the swivel pins looks like grease to me. Manual does states later models have the grease for life swivel pins that this thread talks about. Thing is, I've got a 2007. Question is: can I just top up with moly safe in the knowledge I have no drain plug? It is possible the axle has been replaced for a later model one I guess (my truck was a structural write off after having a front ender!).
Thanks in advance! Very Happy

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landy andy



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2006 Defender 110 Td5 USW Zermatt Silver

A 07 def will only have filler plug, no drain and use one shot grease.

So you either strip it all down remove all grease and start from fresh, or, just stick a tube of grease, or half a tube of one shot grease on top of what you’ve already got. I stick one tube in when I got vehicle and then put half, so one tube for the axle, each yearly major service after that. If you over grease the swivels it just ends up going into the diff oil, which I don’t consider to be a problem.

I’m sure others do different.

Andy.

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CallumB



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Thanks Landy Andy. I needed that re-assurance given the unspecific mention in the Haynes manual as I wouldn't have consider a 2007 to be a "later model" puma! One tube of moly coming up!

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landy andy



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Td5’s and Tdci’s don’t have the drain hole. I’m not sure of the date it stopped, but knowing LR it won’t be that exact anyway.

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