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How to make it quieter
|To grease the knife edges
(where the tie-rod connects to the axle arm), first make
sure the joint is clean and free from stones and dirt.
Brush on some general purpose grease (mixed with a little
engine oil), pushing it well into the joint so that it
reaches the moving parts. To oil the springs, you will
need to fill an oil can or plastic bottle with castor oil
or vegetable (cooking) oil, and fit a plastic tube so the
oil can be squeezed into the spring box. Squeeze about
half a pint (300 cc) of oil into the spring on each side.
If you can, twist the spring box and then rock the car to
help spread out the oil.
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