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Unread 02-07-2014, 10:49 AM   #1
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Battery operated grease gun for the Jeep

I am looking to get something to force me to grease the Jeep TJ I have more often. I currently have a hand operated grease gun at home and I don't seem to remember to grease the Jeep once we get to the trail. I hate the task of greasing and the storage of the tool.

I subscribe to this youtube channel and they show a battery operated Dewalt grease gun.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...7FsvxDzyxmd-0Q

The video shows some cool things about the gun and some nice reasons to buy this type of tool. Does anyone else use them?

I would think the Currie lift and drive shafts would like being greased more.

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Unread 02-08-2014, 11:02 AM   #2
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Unread 02-09-2014, 06:37 AM   #3
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The lubicators where I work have battery powered grease guns.
They love them.
I have looked at them in the past.
I just can not see spending $100 plus dollars on a grease gun.
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Unread 02-09-2014, 09:15 AM   #4
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I wouldn't say its a matter of doing the work vs having a machine do the work but you can feel what's going on when you grease by hand. The grease zerks on the jeeps are set up to overflow excess grease for a couple reasons. The most important being that you drive out water and old grease in the joints. You can feel when there is a dried plug of grease inside or can see if a ujoint needs replacing when you grease by hand. I believe that proper greasing is the most important maintenance aspect of the winter and its better to perform proper maintenance than to change a ujoint on the trail or on the side of the road.

I have used several battery powered grease guns since my job depends on lubricated equipment and I've got to say that a hand gun is far more efficient at completing the task. I have two guns in the shop: one for standard nipple zerks and the other for needle points on the cv shafts on the jeep. The latter works well for packing bearing housings because it can get in all the nooks and crannies. If you get one, lemme know how it works for you.
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Unread 02-09-2014, 11:43 AM   #5
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If you need “something to force” you to grease your Jeep I doubt buying a powered grease gun is the answer. After a while the novelty of your new found toy will wear off and you’ll be back in the same predicament. Discipline is what you need.

Also, why wouldn’t you grease the Jeep at home instead of at the trail, seems a bit backwards to me?
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Unread 02-10-2014, 09:23 AM   #6
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My understanding of greasing Johnny joints is never force grease into them, which a powered grease gun would most certainly do. And to grease them through the bolt end zerks only when possible. Over greasing JJ is not a good thing like one might think. Now my driveshaft, that gets hit every oil change along with my steering.

I'm just parroting what I've read on this forum and my own experience greasing the 40+ zerks under my Jeep. So correct me if I'm wrong.
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Unread 02-19-2014, 08:26 AM   #7
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I use a pneumatic grease gun with a needle fitting that replaces the regular fitting. Just press the needle into the ball on the zerk fitting and squeeze the trigger. You will have to pay attention to the settings on your compressor. Doesn't get any easier.
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Unread 05-22-2014, 05:24 PM   #8
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Ive used hand grease guns that work great, but the one I have right now (not sure where it came from) has a fitting that doesn't seem to snap onto the zerk. Instead it seems to only grasp the zerk if I partially unscrew the end and then tighten it back after placing on the zerk. This a different style or just cheap, cause its difficult to work with.
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Unread 05-23-2014, 12:14 PM   #9
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Ive used hand grease guns that work great, but the one I have right now (not sure where it came from) has a fitting that doesn't seem to snap onto the zerk. Instead it seems to only grasp the zerk if I partially unscrew the end and then tighten it back after placing on the zerk. This a different style or just cheap, cause its difficult to work with.
I switched over to a needle fitting a while back. It works great. Just use the tip to press the ball in and it works great on all types of fittings.

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Unread 05-23-2014, 08:48 PM   #10
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I had one of those tiny sissy grease guns and I hated using it. It was awkward and messy. I too looked at the electric grease gun...but first I decided to try this on a friend's recommendation:


http://www.amazon.com/Lumax-LX-1152-...rds=Grease+gun


Very happy with it--I have no problem easily greasing everything with a zirk, and I was feeling motivated by the purchase and did a couple grease needle mods too.
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Unread 05-25-2014, 11:38 AM   #11
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It's important to note that the Johnny Joint used on Currie arms was designed with such close tolerances that it is not easily greased through its zerk fitting. In fact I don't recall ever having success greasing Johnny Joints through their zerk fittings. My Johnny Joints get greased when I have the time to disassemble them.
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