Grease

Submitted: Monday, Apr 26, 2004 at 14:09
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I just greased my Hilux today and the greasing took 10min and getting the grease gun going a hour. I have a good gun a Mcnaught. Last time I changed from bulk to cartridge grease but the piston seems to bind when it is getting down. The tube is only about a quarter full. Has anyone got any preference on either cartridge or bulk grease. It gives you the tom tits having to get the grease gun going especially with Moly grease.
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Reply By: Member - Bradley- Monday, Apr 26, 2004 at 15:01

Monday, Apr 26, 2004 at 15:01
did you flip the piston seal over for the cartridge ?? The mcnaught guns are convertible for either bulk or cart. usually no dramas with cartridges, a lot easier and cleaner for me. Have you got the gun with the bleed vent on top ??
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Follow Up By: Member - Meggs - Monday, Apr 26, 2004 at 15:32

Monday, Apr 26, 2004 at 15:32
Bradley yes to both. I didn't have any problems until the tube was a quarter full before the problem occurred. I would like to stay with cartridge grease if possible.
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Reply By: Member - Ruth D (QLD) - Monday, Apr 26, 2004 at 17:24

Monday, Apr 26, 2004 at 17:24
Hello Meggs - hope you are going well. Keep on 'em!
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Reply By: Member - Nick (TAS) - Monday, Apr 26, 2004 at 19:10

Monday, Apr 26, 2004 at 19:10
Gday Meggs,Ive got a Mcnaught grease gun useing cartridges and dont have any problems(or at least I didnt).Usually after changing cartridges it takes a couple of pumps to get going again but thats all.
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Reply By: cokeaddict - Monday, Apr 26, 2004 at 19:23

Monday, Apr 26, 2004 at 19:23
Hey Meggs,
I've had one for years, great gun indeed. I hand fill mine. I use a scrapper to scoop the grease out of the tim and into the gun. I usually only put in what i think i will use. Makes for easier changing of grease types, depending on the job to be greased.
Comes in very handy with the wheel bearing packer too, saves me palming the grease in the bearingswith my hands.
Cheers Angelo
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Reply By: Old Jack - Tuesday, Apr 27, 2004 at 23:20

Tuesday, Apr 27, 2004 at 23:20
Meggs
from years of experience maintaining plant & equipment I prefere to use cartridges over bulk grease, we use bulk only with air operated greaser's and small bulk tins with hand operated greaser's.
the Mcnaught gubs are generaly VERY RELIABLE.
the main reason for sticking to cartridge is to avoid cross contamination of speciality greases, plus every thing is kept clean, especially the grease!

happy motoring
Jack
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