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Old 07-23-2013, 05:54 PM   #1
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help with grease gun 101

How can I tell if I am adding too much grease to fittings (don't want to blow any seals)?? Does grease start to spew out the sides of gun fitting as opposed to none leaking out and all going into fitting?

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What kind of fittings are you greasing?

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Old 07-24-2013, 05:52 AM   #3
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You should see the old grease being pushed out of the cavity by the new grease. If it comes out at the zerk it is not going into the bearing.
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Add appropriate proportion of grease not too much.
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Old 07-29-2013, 11:07 PM   #5
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help with grease gun 101

First things first. Clean the zerk of any dirt or debris.
Pump your gun till grease starts to ooze out of the boot or joint. At this point you can stop or shoot a little more in there trying to displace some of the old grease. Wipe off any that oozes out and wipe the zerk clean so it doesn't attract more dirt than it should.

If the grease is not entering the zerk then it may need to be replaced or cleared with a special tool.

It never ceases to amaze me how many people never mention cleaning off the zerk fitting before and after lubrication
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