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Unread 03-05-2013, 11:57 PM   #46
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There are some tricks to loading a gun and purging it of the air inside. I don't know the exact manufacturer protocol for it. I have my way of doing it and I will take pics tomorrow and share. The t handle is for compressing the spring and used to purge the air from the top.

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Unread 03-06-2013, 09:12 AM   #47
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I counted 9 grease points on my cv drive shaft. Most are needle points and 3 are zerks. The manufacturer of my drive shaft(not a TW) said there is no such thing as too much grease.


There are 3 right here.
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Unread 05-16-2013, 12:18 PM   #48
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Rainy day bump. Maintain the integrity and reliability of your jeep. Get your grease on!!!
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Unread 06-11-2013, 11:08 PM   #49
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Spent a couple bucks for a second grease gun specifically for greasing the needle zerks.



Its a good time to get out and grease your jeep.
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Unread 06-12-2013, 10:14 AM   #50
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Great thread! People look at me like I'm nuts buying cases of grease. Lol.

I also like to use zerk caps on all my external zerks. I get them at Napa. They stay on really well too. I have only ever lost a few off-road.

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Unread 06-12-2013, 01:38 PM   #51
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I counted 9 grease points on my cv drive shaft. Most are needle points and 3 are zerks. The manufacturer of my drive shaft(not a TW) said there is no such thing as too much grease.


There are 3 right here.
You know you could convert the ones on the u joints to regular zerks.
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Unread 06-12-2013, 02:03 PM   #52
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You know you could convert the ones on the u joints to regular zerks.
I actually considered swapping the last regular zerk (swapped joints and it came with the needle zerk) just for ease of greasing whilst I'm on my back. With the new gun its a one handed operation as opposed to the two hands I need to operate the hose and the pump. It would be one, two, three. Done.

Just a thought.
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My place is getting hammered with rain that has halted the tre replacement on the Comanche and has turned our roads into mud. New parts coupled with a lot of water, I started thinking about grease.

I have two tubes of the STP stuff and 5 tubes of the lubematic stuff. Are these okay to use or should I ditch them for new/different stuff? They are just what I found in the garage.
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Unread 08-30-2013, 04:42 PM   #54
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The main point of grease is to expel water and provide lubrication. Use it up and buy somethig different later if you want. Jus make sure that your grease is compatible with your bushings. 99% of the time, its fine.
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Unread 08-30-2013, 04:58 PM   #55
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The main point of grease is to expel water and provide lubrication. Use it up and buy somethig different later if you want. Jus make sure that your grease is compatible with your bushings. 99% of the time, its fine.
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Unread 08-31-2013, 11:00 AM   #56
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And also, regular maintenance with cheap grease is still head and shoulders above annual maintenance with expensive grease.

And try to send some of that rain this way, hmm? We have a nasty fire eating up the outskirts of Yosemite.
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Unread 08-31-2013, 11:07 AM   #57
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I would if I could. Im sure it was enough rain in a 20 minute period to help those firefighters pretty decently.
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Unread 11-12-2013, 07:05 PM   #58
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It's been a couple months. Get out there and grease your jeep.


I had a hard time with my cv joint.

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Unread 11-13-2013, 08:24 AM   #59
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still trying to figure out how the heck I'm supposed to get at the ones in my (stock replacement) rear driveshaft?????? got the regular fittings but the u-joint yokes prevent getting the nose fo the gun in there
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Unread 11-13-2013, 08:28 AM   #60
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As the shaft turns, they become more accessible on the crosses. Or you can go with a sealed joint or one with the zerk on the cap. You can always take the straps loose on the rear axle if you're in a bit of a bind.
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