Grease nipple for GU tailshaft

Submitted: Friday, May 12, 2006 at 19:37
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Hi,

I have a dilema and hope someone can help. I found a post from May 2005 from Austravel (PostID: 23234) who had the same problem that I have now. The grease nipple on my universal/tail shaft on a GU patrol is damaged. It's a 6mm x 0.75 pitch thread and has a 90 degree angle. I can't find anyone that has them including Enzed, Pirtec, fastener and automotive suppliers. Most places stocked a 6mm x 1 pitch.
Nissan can only supply the grease nipple with the universal joint at a cost of $130.
Seems ridiculous as my only option so far, as I was hoping to buy 6 of them and keep some spares in the toolbox.

Thanks
Alfred

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Reply By: dan26aus - Friday, May 12, 2006 at 20:06

Friday, May 12, 2006 at 20:06
Hi Alfred,
I too was chasing some grease nipples with the angle ( think i was chasing 8mm? ) and couldn't find them anywhere. Ended up trying the local spring & suspension store and got em !!! Maybe you'll have luck with your local bloke and if not,you can send me an email to dan26aus@aapt.net.au as i am good mates with my local bloke and see him quite often and could even see if he can get em for you. I wouldn't give those spare parts dept's anymore than you really need to.

Good luck

Dan
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Follow Up By: Alfred - Monday, May 15, 2006 at 13:56

Monday, May 15, 2006 at 13:56
Thanks Dan,
I hadn't thought of a spring and suspension store. Carrolls springs is not far from me, I'll give them a try and let you know. I tried the link HJ60-2H sent me and no luck. They have a straight nipple with the thread I need but not a 90 degree. I do hope to find one soon or I may do what Austravel did with his and just "screw in a 6x1mm nipple"

Cheers
Alfred
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Reply By: HJ60-2H - Friday, May 12, 2006 at 21:16

Friday, May 12, 2006 at 21:16
www.stephenslube.co.uk/grease_nipples.asp
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Follow Up By: Alfred - Monday, May 15, 2006 at 14:01

Monday, May 15, 2006 at 14:01
As followup above, still no luck.
Thanks for the link, there's some interesting gear there but not what I'm after.

Alfred

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Reply By: Austravel - Sunday, May 14, 2006 at 20:51

Sunday, May 14, 2006 at 20:51
Hi Alfred,

The local Nissan guy said just screw in a 6x1mm nipple. Thought about it and decided to give it a go as it's only a small difference in pitch. Went in ok and didn't strip so alls fine.
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Follow Up By: Alfred - Monday, May 15, 2006 at 14:13

Monday, May 15, 2006 at 14:13
Looks like this will be the answer to my dilema. I'd thought about trying a 6 x 1mm nipple and what my options were if the thread stripped. Though I will keep looking for now.

Thanks for your advice.

Alfred
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Reply By: HJ60-2H - Monday, May 15, 2006 at 14:34

Monday, May 15, 2006 at 14:34
You could retap the thread or use a self tapping nipple.
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