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Gary Stockton

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One of the more important components missing from my DIY toolbox (which is growing steadily ... :D ) is a grease gun. I've given a few a cursory glance and then got confused and gone off shaking my head - the varieties are huge compared to what I'm used to.

So - I know I need to get one - but which one?

And is one enough?

And do I get one that I fill with grease or one that takes a cartridge?

And which grease do I need for, say, UJs - and can I use that on door hinges as well, or get a spray grease for that ??? where to get the proper greases - and how to store them properly??

So all you guys that talk about greasing up the UJs / bearings / etc. - what's the best for a DIY user (i.e. not professional every-day use) and where best to get one? The variety is mind boggling :shock:
 

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I have been putting this off for a while for the same reasons.

Can you also use to top up the hubs in an 80? if so can you use the same grease as for say UJs?
 

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Just go to your local agricultural dealer, grease and guns to fill your hearts desire.
We sell them at work if you are local to me.
 

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best grease gun? one that works :lol: I think mine came from Machine Mart, probably a draper, but there's nothing special about it. I think I only ever use the grease gun on prop shaft UJ's and slip joints. You want LM grease for props and wheel bearings. Moly grease for CV's / 80 swivels so no you can't use the same grease for both Rob. I buy tubes of LM for the gun for props and pots of molly for CV's / swivels. You probably only want more than one gun if the first one didn't work :shock:
 

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thanks for that, will be topping up my CVs soon :D
 

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For me I have a little grease gun that I got from my local auto supplier.

Advantages with it are it has a solid pipe rather than flexi pipe and is small enough that I can get it onto those difficult to grease Milner uj's. As I only use it on the truck same as Jon its ample for me.

Down side it is the none tube type.....they just don't make tubes that small :D :D and it is an a**e to get the air out and prime it.

BW
 
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Can you also use to top up the hubs in an 80? -

FWIW - for the swivels I use a syringe - snip the small end off - insert into top of pot of grease. Pull plunger, then squirt it into the swivels.

Result is no mess at all in the grease pot, and the swivels. Happy days.
 
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