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srhea Stan R
Bellingham, WA, USA   USA
I have been searching for the proper grease to use in the G charger before reassembly,
most sites claim "secret, special"
does anyone know what is acceptable to use here?
i bought the parts kit from BBM and am ready to re assemble the unit today,
i may have to give BBM a call Monday and see if they can help.

thanks,
Stan

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Skye Webmaster Skye Nott
Vancouver, BC, Canada   CAN
1964 Vespa VNB 125
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I've never done the G60 rebuild myself, so let us know what you find out!!

As these cars get older and older we will have to do more of the work ourselves.....



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srhea Stan R
Bellingham, WA, USA   USA
I was advised by BBM to use a teflon spray lube. they state that the "old school" grease causes too much crud to build up inside the charger.

anyway, I have the charger done and installed, inter cooler cleaned and installed,

new belts and idlers.

new stereo installed, just need to replace all speakers.

new fuel lines. cleaned up more wiring, etc.

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srhea Stan R
Bellingham, WA, USA   USA
Went for a test drive, much better throttle response. need to get a couple hundred miles of driving below 4k rpm to break in the charger.
this was the first time of night driving. found the headlights need total replacing due to the sandblasted lenses and failing reflector surfaces inside the headlights.
any comments on the Spyder headlights?

also i need to rebuild or replace the alternator. the slip rings are badly worn.

Stan

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Skye Webmaster Skye Nott
Vancouver, BC, Canada   CAN
1964 Vespa VNB 125
1966 MG MGB "The Bomber RIP"
1983 Suzuki MC GS750E "Kate"
1986 Merkur XR4Ti "The Rally Car"    & more
Never seen the Spyder headlight conversion, I use the e-codes with a relay kit and they're plenty bright for me.



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srhea Stan R
Bellingham, WA, USA   USA
Are the "e-codes" a complete housing, the lights on this car are shot externally and internally. glass is sand blasted and the reflector surface inside is bad..

thanks, Stan

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Skye Webmaster Skye Nott
Vancouver, BC, Canada   CAN
1964 Vespa VNB 125
1966 MG MGB "The Bomber RIP"
1983 Suzuki MC GS750E "Kate"
1986 Merkur XR4Ti "The Rally Car"    & more
Yes, they're a direct replacement. You just have to update the wiring to get the parking/driving lights working as you want. Since I upgraded to the Eurowires relays at the same time, the whole thing was a drop-in replacement that connected right up to the stock loom with no cutting.

Skye

In reply to # 1628 by srhea Are the "e-codes" a complete housing, the lights on this car are shot externally and internally. glass is sand blasted and the reflector surface inside is bad..

thanks, Stan



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srhea Stan R
Bellingham, WA, USA   USA
Skye,

Do you have a recommended vendor for these lights? Any rewiring is not a problem. I do it all day at work.

Thanks, Stan

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Skye Webmaster Skye Nott
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1966 MG MGB "The Bomber RIP"
1983 Suzuki MC GS750E "Kate"
1986 Merkur XR4Ti "The Rally Car"    & more
Can't recommend anyone in particular, I got them from a junkyard recycler in Germany years ago. E-codes are a pretty common upgrade so they should be fairly easy to find if someone is parting out their car.

It's been a few years so I can't actually remember if there are differences between the G60 and SLC/VR6 headlights so that might be something to keep in mind. Maybe someone else can chime in and refresh my memory.

Skye

In reply to # 1631 by srhea Skye,
Do you have a recommended vendor for these lights? Any rewiring is not a problem. I do it all day at work.
Thanks, Stan



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RedlineRacingPA Devin Brown
Pittsburgh, Pennslyvania, USA   USA
Kluber it is a high temp German grease

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srhea Stan R
Bellingham, WA, USA   USA
thanks, the tech at BBM recomended teflon spray over the Kluber as it does not collect as much garbage over time.
I used a teflon my spray thatmy wife sells through her auto supply business, we'll see how well it works over time.

Stan

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