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Old 06-28-2011, 08:57 PM   #81
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finally got around to checking my axles - found one wheel was really loose - I took the metal cover off to gain access to the cotter pin - apparently the cotter pin twisted and allowed the nut to spin so had to get a new cotter pin since I tore it up trying to get it out. I tightened the nut and reinstalled a new cotter pin. All Good now - didnt feel like driving 200 miles for a 20 minute deal that I knew I could fix.

I bought the Amsoil Red grease with a boiling pint of 540 degrees.

I used a whole tube just to fill the gap in grease between three of the axles - the 4th axle I think needs a new Zerk fitting cause when I tried pushing grease into it - the red grease comes out the side of the fitting and I never feel it being pushed into the axle like the other one's did.

Also found another rubber boot has a crack in it so gotta change yet another one - glad they sent me 4 or I would be back ont he phone with Al-Ko trying to get more.
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Old 06-30-2011, 12:09 AM   #82
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Maybe a little off topic but I 'topped off' before I left on my current trip. When I was finished with each wheel I found it difficult to remove the pump. Is there a trick I am missing? Or is it normally
Difficult?
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Old 06-30-2011, 12:21 AM   #83
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Lee,

The fitting that goes on the Zerk is spring loaded and is difficult to get on, but you have leverage working for you getting it on. Getting it off is a different critter all together. The spring fitting is locked on so that the grease under pressure does not pop it off. You don't have the leverage normally to pull it off. Wiggling it to the side will do it but I worry about breaking the fitting. I have a small forked nail puller that I use to get between the grease fitting and the Zerk. A little "bump" and it pops right off.
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Old 07-01-2011, 10:56 PM   #84
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Just returned from 5 days at Ocean Lakes, had a great time. Thanks Herk I will give that a shot
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Old 07-02-2011, 08:43 AM   #85
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The tip on my grease gun twists to tighten/loosen. I loosen, slide it on the zirk and tighten it up. To remove, loosen again and it slides right off. I think most grease gun fittings work the same way.
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Old 07-02-2011, 01:08 PM   #86
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The tip on my grease gun twists to tighten/loosen. I loosen, slide it on the Zerk and tighten it up. To remove, loosen again and it slides right off. I think most grease gun fittings work the same way.
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I will definitely have to check that out.
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Old 07-02-2011, 03:18 PM   #87
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I have always used the Mobil 1 red synthetic grease on anything that needs grease with good results...
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Old 07-03-2011, 02:50 PM   #88
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The tip on my grease gun twists to tighten/loosen. I loosen, slide it on the zirk and tighten it up. To remove, loosen again and it slides right off. I think most grease gun fittings work the same way.

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Beat me to it but yes, many do turn to tighten / loosen on the zerk fitting.
I hate to say it, but often I'm in a hurry and just push/pull them off instead.

They also make a right angle grease gun fitting as well which is great to greasing your TV front end parts too (see attached photo).
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The tip on my grease gun twists to tighten/loosen. I loosen, slide it on the zirk and tighten it up. To remove, loosen again and it slides right off. I think most grease gun fittings work the same way.
I also didn't know that. WOW!
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Old 07-31-2011, 07:25 PM   #90
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Ok, so I pumped my bearings full of Lucas Red And Tacky #2. It has a drop point over 500 degrees. I pumped and spun the wheels until nothing but red came out. So at this point I was happy and thought, one more thing off the list, right. Until I went to take the grease gun out of my tool tote in my SUV and the grease gun lost a bunch of grease when it became liquid. I now have pink liquid in my tote and am wondering if it also goes to liquid so easily in my bearings. Is it supposed to do that at such a low temp? Do I need to change grease and re- do my bearings again? Any help would be appreciated.

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