Grease Guns!

Discussion in 'The Pub' started by mopardave, 2 Dec 2018.

  1. mopardave

    mopardave 150 Kombi Manual VIP Member T6 Legend

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    Right gents....I've "adopted" a grease gun......lucky me I hear you say!! I'm not sure if it's working too well though? It seems to pump more grease out between the coupling and the grease nipple even though I push it against the nipple whilst I'm pumping.....if you get my drift (that sentence just sounds wrong on every level!!)? what am I doing wrong? Anyone got any tips for me.....are there any brands that anyone can recommend in case I decide to buy a new one? There's more to these things than I thought!!
    Cheers!:thumbsup:
     
  2. Tourershine

    Tourershine Senior Citizen VIP Member T6 Legend

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    Normally if you have grease coming out of different places, it just means the joint you're greasing is full.
     
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  3. Bargy62

    Bargy62 Member VIP Member T6 Pro

    Or the nipple is blocked with hard grease
     
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  4. Pete C

    Pete C T30 PV 102bhp converted to camper VIP Member T6 Guru

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    Is the nipple one you can unscrew to see behind it ?

    Pete
     
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  5. Volkywagen

    Volkywagen Paulscryer VIP Member T6 Pro

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    are you talking industrial grease guns? If so, Caterpillar (genuine) are the best. Any good finnings dealer sells them. They last for years and don't leak.
     
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  6. Ghost

    Ghost Senior Member T6 Pro

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    It maybe the gun needs a good cleaning around the coupling, or the nipple that you are trying to pump into maybe blocked?
     
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  7. mopardave

    mopardave 150 Kombi Manual VIP Member T6 Legend

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    Thanks gents. @Tourershine....I know what you're saying, but I've tried several.....I can't imagine they're all full. Some look they haven't seen grease for years!! @Pete C, I'll try remove one.....either that or I might try applying a bit of heat with my little Dremel blow lamp. Any ideas on good brands and a good all round multipurpose grease.....mainly for the trailer I use with my ride on mower but there are also grease nipples on the ride on and something sounds very dry on the cutters. :thumbsup:
     
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  8. mopardave

    mopardave 150 Kombi Manual VIP Member T6 Legend

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    ideas on unblocking a nipple @Ghost?:thumbsup:
     
  9. Bargy62

    Bargy62 Member VIP Member T6 Pro

    If you can remove it put it in the grease gun coupling
    Dunk the nipple in boiling water then try and pump some grease through it
    What nipple is it on the trailer or is it your ride on
     
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  10. Ed Webb

    Ed Webb Webber VCDS User Moderator VIP Member T6 Legend

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    Dried grease in the nipple will stop the little springy ball from allowing grease into the nipple. The hot water trick will soften and push out the grease.
    If the grease pins have also got clogged up with crud it will prevent the grease progressing through the pin. Again remove clean and refit should correct.
     
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  11. mopardave

    mopardave 150 Kombi Manual VIP Member T6 Legend

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    Thanks @Bargy62.....the two wheels on my garden trailer have them and the ride on has them on the cutting deck pulleys.:thumbsup:
     
  12. Volkywagen

    Volkywagen Paulscryer VIP Member T6 Pro

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    How far away are you @mopardave ?
    Ive got stacks of grease cartridges in my yard for my machines. Based 5 Mins from the trafford centre. Happy to donate a few. Its xmas after all dependant on where you reside o_O
     
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  13. Bargy62

    Bargy62 Member VIP Member T6 Pro

    All those greasing points will be prone to getting covered in dust which drys the grease out
    Make sure it goes in and starts seeping out the other side off the bearing
     
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  14. andys

    andys Senior Member VIP Member T6 Legend

    I don't know anything about grease guns but I really wish I had a ride on mower and trailer! #bigkid :D
     
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  15. Loz

    Loz California 204 DSG 4Motion MY17 VCDS User Admin Moderator VIP Member

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    @BiTurbo
     
  16. mopardave

    mopardave 150 Kombi Manual VIP Member T6 Legend

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    Check your PM's mate!:thumbsup:
     
  17. mopardave

    mopardave 150 Kombi Manual VIP Member T6 Legend

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    @andys.....don't be too impressed #bigkid.....I don't ride around my country pile shooting trespassers in my dear stalker and plus fours. It came with the house I bought.....which has a small meadow attached. The guy I bought it from told me he'd been a mechanic.....well, I'll eat my hat if he was 'cos he obviously didn't believe in preventative maintenance.....he was more interested in keeping bees and growing spuds! I just want to keep this stuff running as long as I can....they're bloomin expensive to replace!!!:thumbsup:
     
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  18. 480bhp

    480bhp 204 DSG SWB T6 VIP Member T6 Pro

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    More than likely just need a new coupler on the end, i use a grease gun every day, in my experience the only thing that causes that problem is a worn 4 jaw coupler, once that's replaced, even if the grease nipple is seized solid, grease won't leave the gun, as you'll be hard pressed to even squeeze the handle.
    if your not in a position to order one, let me know i'm sure I've got a spare in the van somewhere which i can send to you, cheap ones normally cost a pound or 2 at most.
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  19. 480bhp

    480bhp 204 DSG SWB T6 VIP Member T6 Pro

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  20. mopardave

    mopardave 150 Kombi Manual VIP Member T6 Legend

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