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Hi Dave,

Many thanks for your message. I hunted high and low in both the service manual and the instruction book and couldn’t find the type of lubricant required for the idler anywhere but I cleanly missed it, hence my post.

I have been told several different types of lubricant for the idler from engine oil to shock absorber oil but never grease! I took the square plug out and dipped it with a drinking straw, hence I knew it was empty. I will use exactly what you suggest, Dave, as I already have some of that. I have used grease in the king pins and ball joints. Thanks as ever for your help and advice.

With my sincere thanks and warmest regards.