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Old 10-08-2019, 03:54 PM
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How to access the zerk for steering cable on a 2018 x23

I was trying to find the zerk fitting for the steering cable on my 2018 x23, but I cannot see it at all. I'm sure the zerk is there, but the engine is in the way and if even I was able to twist my neck into some weird angle, I don't even know how I'd get a grease gun attached to the fitting to add the white lithium grease.

I know there's grease there, because as I was feeling around and some white grease ended up on my hands.

Does anybody have any tips on accessing the zerk fitting on the steering cable? Do I have to remove some bolts from the steering cable to move it into a better position?
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Old 10-08-2019, 04:23 PM
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Not sure on your boat but if you're ever back in there working on it you can install extensions onto grease zerks to allow remote greasing.

https://locknlube.com/blogs/greasing...elocation-hose

If you do this just make sure that you reuse the grease zerk that has no ball bearing in it and make sure to figure out a way to cover it so it doesn't schmoo grease all over like stick it into a balloon.
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Old 10-08-2019, 05:37 PM
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Ah, neat idea. I'm just not sure I can get anything on that zerk in the first place.
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Old 10-16-2019, 02:03 PM
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After some googling, I see you can get a "right angle adapter" for a grease gun. That should do the trick... it's really low profile... something to try I guess.
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