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Will grease dry out? #4658396
02/06/18 07:36 PM
02/06/18 07:36 PM
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motor_oil_madman Offline OP
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I got a 14oz grease gun a couple years back and it wouldn't stay primed. Today I took it back to warranty it and when I removed the cartridge, it looked like the grease at the end of the cartridge was just dried out and clogged the gun. Is this possible?


2007.5 dodge cummins 6.7 liter. Chevron Delo400 15w40. 7000 mile or 250-300hr intervals.

Re: Will grease dry out? [Re: motor_oil_madman] #4658402
02/06/18 07:41 PM
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Yes


High quality Specialized Lubricants pay for themselves!
Re: Will grease dry out? [Re: motor_oil_madman] #4658500
02/06/18 09:45 PM
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The clueless guys at AutoZone were freaking out when I starting taking the cartridge out. They thought the gun was going to release a bunch of pressure as if I was undoing a hydraulic hose under pressure. The guy was like aren't you only supposed to take the cartridge out when it's empty?


2007.5 dodge cummins 6.7 liter. Chevron Delo400 15w40. 7000 mile or 250-300hr intervals.

Re: Will grease dry out? [Re: salesrep] #4658547
02/06/18 10:35 PM
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Originally Posted By: salesrep
Yes


I guess this grease was old stock when I bought it because the gun clogged up almost immediately. I think I got one use put of it before having problems.


2007.5 dodge cummins 6.7 liter. Chevron Delo400 15w40. 7000 mile or 250-300hr intervals.

Re: Will grease dry out? [Re: motor_oil_madman] #4659603
02/07/18 10:35 PM
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you are lucky it dried out ... lol
mine leaked out slowly and made a huge mess all over stuff and the garage ...
I now leave it in a bucket in case it leaks again.

Re: Will grease dry out? [Re: OilUzer] #4659652
02/08/18 03:25 AM
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I had to do the same thing with mine a few years ago. This tube is probably 5 years old. It's probably the problem?

Last edited by motor_oil_madman; 02/08/18 03:26 AM.

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