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post #11 of 15 (permalink) Old 04-17-2018, 05:29 PM
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Awesome, I am done learning for the day. I did not even know or think there could be reactions between different greases. Hopefully the Univer ones last longer than yours did. I was told to make sure the zirk was clean as one guy had the same problem as you. I thought about the lock and lube too, but never got it just because it was so big and looked like a PITA for u joints.


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Was wondering what guys are using for high pressure penetrating fluid into grease zerks to free up solidified grease and dirt? Even just loosen it up for later greasing. I know there is the ones you hit with a hammer, and yes we have one and they do work but there has to be a better way.
If you use the one you hit with a hammer, I have discovered that for some reason Thrust penetrating oil works wonders. I think it’s made by castle products or something like that, our local NAPA carries it

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i have a hammer type [home made] and the few times that it has been used was with diesel fuel, worked well ... otherwise its peavey mart grease in the guns ...

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A lot of times if it's a pin and bushing joint that wont take grease a long hose and a second person to rotate the joint if possible while under pressure will break it loose, sometimes even giving the pin a good smack with a good size hammer (not a claw hammer those are for carpenters......) while under pressure works.
I worked for years at a bobcat dealer and dealt with my fair share of plugged up zerks, never had much luck with the hammer injector style things.
Most of the time I just pulled the zerk and clean the crap out with a dental pick back together and away you go.
The worst is when people install bushings with the grease hole not lined up... well yea they say there's that groove for the grease to go through.... yea right, that's what plugs up.

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Hammer style and ATF

When a dealer sold out they had 40 or 50 old Gleaners they wanted to get into "running" condition(in other words not squealing when running) for their auction and that is what their head mechanic said worked best. Then again that is what Gleaner used in the hydraulic systems.

Otherwise it works for me.
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