GU4 Patrol grease nipple for universal joint

Submitted: Thursday, Oct 02, 2014 at 23:36
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Just wondering if anyone would know where I might get an angled grease nipple in Perth for a GU4 Patrol universal joint. Pretty sure it is an M6 x 0.75mm (very fine thread) It is in a very confined space and it has to be the right one otherwise the grease gun won't attach to the nipple. I have tried the usual places like Cov's, Veale Auto Parts, Bearing Service. Oh yeah, I can get one from Nissan if I want to pay $175.00 for a complete uni joint, so that isn't going to be happening. Reminds me of the time I went to buy a seal rubber for the air cleaner housing and Nissan said I would have to buy the whole air cleaner housing lid assembly. Pity they don't tell you they don't actually service consumable parts when you buy the car.
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Reply By: peterdre - Friday, Oct 03, 2014 at 01:46

Friday, Oct 03, 2014 at 01:46
Have seen little blister packs of 2 grease nipples in Supercheap Auto stores
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Reply By: Member -Pinko (NSW) - Friday, Oct 03, 2014 at 07:15

Friday, Oct 03, 2014 at 07:15
Go to a auto parts/bearing supplier and purchase a Macnaught needle attachment for your grease gun. It fits on to the existing gun hose and has a hollow 50mm needle that that you push into the indent ball of the nipple.
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Follow Up By: blown4by - Friday, Oct 03, 2014 at 09:21

Friday, Oct 03, 2014 at 09:21
Thanks for that. Looks like a good tool but I still need a new nipple.
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Reply By: Member - Alastair D (NSW) - Friday, Oct 03, 2014 at 08:06

Friday, Oct 03, 2014 at 08:06
Pirtek have most fittings of all sorts. Are they in Perth?
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Follow Up By: blown4by - Friday, Oct 03, 2014 at 09:17

Friday, Oct 03, 2014 at 09:17
Yeah they are in Perth. Thanks. I looked on their website yesterday and it didn't look promising but I will give them a call.
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Reply By: Pradobob - Friday, Oct 03, 2014 at 13:20

Friday, Oct 03, 2014 at 13:20
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Reply By: Ron N - Friday, Oct 03, 2014 at 22:33

Friday, Oct 03, 2014 at 22:33
blown4by - It's difficult to find grease nipples in small quantities, most crowds want to sell you the full-blown box of 150 nipples, of 10 different type of nipples.
It's also very difficult trying to acquire individual components today, they all want to sell you an "assembly".
Do you know the exact angle and the dimensions of the nipple?

I don't know where in Perth you're located, but I have multiple boxes of the old GJ boxes of grease nipples - I might have a couple of the right ones if you can post a pic showing dimensions, angle and overall height.

Alternatively, you could try Agparts Warehouse at 12 Runyon Rd Midvale.

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Cheers, Ron.
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Reply By: The Bantam - Saturday, Oct 04, 2014 at 08:49

Saturday, Oct 04, 2014 at 08:49
when looking for anything like this, your best bet is a good bolt shop or engineering supplies.......realy if you fiddle arround in the workshop a need to find a good bolt shop and make friends down there.

they will have all those things.....they will have baught the box of 267 different grease nipples or whatever....and mostly when you buy a single item like that you are not paying for the item but the fact they have one and the labour for the bloke to get it from the shelf and give it to you.

M6 grease nipples are pretty common on japanese vehicles.

If you are doing your own servicing, it is worth having spare grease nipples on hand as they do fail for varous reasons.

I baught a bag of 20 straight and another bag of 20 angled of a reputable brand.....they cost me less that it would to stop what I am doing and drive to the bolt shop and back.

Another thing too.
If you have a failed weirdo grease nipple.....its worth taking a close look at may in fact be a standard grease nipple on some sort of adaptor.......get the two appart and you can just replace the standard nipple......ahh but getting the two appart?


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Reply By: ian.g - Saturday, Oct 04, 2014 at 14:27

Saturday, Oct 04, 2014 at 14:27
Hi blown,
If you can't do any good locally PM me and I will post you a couple, have 90 Degree and 45 Degree.
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Reply By: Ron N - Sunday, Oct 05, 2014 at 13:06

Sunday, Oct 05, 2014 at 13:06
Don't forget there are 67 1/2 degree and 22 1/2 degree grease nipples as well! - as well as different heights and lengths of nipple!
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