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Grease gun leaks when stored #4755141
05/12/18 02:06 PM
05/12/18 02:06 PM
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Coastal South Carolina
edwardh1 Offline OP
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the leak does not seem to be from the lever that you pump the grease with, nor is it leaking at the top cap, rather it leaks out the rear/bottom where the thin rod sticks our. I get almost liquid grease out after it sits a month or so.
any cure for this. gun is old but it pumps the grease fine

Last edited by edwardh1; 05/12/18 02:06 PM.

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Re: Grease gun leaks when stored [Re: edwardh1] #4755144
05/12/18 02:12 PM
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I think they all do that.


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Re: Grease gun leaks when stored [Re: edwardh1] #4755148
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Very few don't, its can be considered normal.


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Re: Grease gun leaks when stored [Re: edwardh1] #4755156
05/12/18 02:29 PM
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My gun leaks as yours. Bag it with a zip-lock. ed


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Re: Grease gun leaks when stored [Re: edwardh1] #4755210
05/12/18 04:23 PM
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Plastic bag it.

Re: Grease gun leaks when stored [Re: edwardh1] #4755221
05/12/18 04:46 PM
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Is it Mobil1 red synthetic? That stuff leaks like crazy.

Re: Grease gun leaks when stored [Re: edwardh1] #4755249
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Keep in dish pan. They all leak a little.


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Re: Grease gun leaks when stored [Re: edwardh1] #4755315
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they all do that if you use M1 grease its way worse.. if you use green grease or some others its very minimal esp if its not stored somewhere hot.


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Re: Grease gun leaks when stored [Re: totegoat] #4755321
05/12/18 06:54 PM
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Originally Posted By: totegoat
Plastic bag it.


I double bag mine. I currently have Mobil 1 in one grease gun, and Red Line grease in another. The Mobil 1 dips more. I had an Amsoil grease that dripped like crazy. I found pulling the rod out makes little to no difference with any of them.


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Re: Grease gun leaks when stored [Re: demarpaint] #4755358
05/12/18 07:41 PM
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Originally Posted By: demarpaint
Originally Posted By: totegoat
Plastic bag it.


I double bag mine. I currently have Mobil 1 in one grease gun, and Red Line grease in another. The Mobil 1 dips more. I had an Amsoil grease that dripped like crazy. I found pulling the rod out makes little to no difference with any of them.


Same here.

Im tempted to go to tubs of grease and just hand pack one or two mini guns with greases I use. Less in the gun, smaller gun, less mess....

Re: Grease gun leaks when stored [Re: JHZR2] #4755540
05/13/18 03:14 AM
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Originally Posted By: JHZR2
Originally Posted By: demarpaint
Originally Posted By: totegoat
Plastic bag it.


I double bag mine. I currently have Mobil 1 in one grease gun, and Red Line grease in another. The Mobil 1 dips more. I had an Amsoil grease that dripped like crazy. I found pulling the rod out makes little to no difference with any of them.


Same here.

Im tempted to go to tubs of grease and just hand pack one or two mini guns with greases I use. Less in the gun, smaller gun, less mess....


That sounds like a pretty good idea to me.


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Re: Grease gun leaks when stored [Re: edwardh1] #4755755
05/13/18 09:19 AM
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I just store mine in the oil drain pan that I have wiped clean after use.

Re: Grease gun leaks when stored [Re: edwardh1] #4756264
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The important thing to remember is to take the pressure off from the grease when not using.


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Re: Grease gun leaks when stored [Re: edwardh1] #4756359
05/13/18 08:59 PM
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Yeah, take pressure off. Seems the more oil out the back gun, the less out the front of the gun.

Re: Grease gun leaks when stored [Re: edwardh1] #4960232
12/24/18 09:55 AM
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Take two 1 lb coffee cans, take off the bottom on one, duct tape them together, put a small rag in the bottom and screw it to the wall in your shop. Contains any leakage and is in a handy place to use.


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