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#4755141 - 05/12/18 03:06 PM Grease gun leaks when stored
edwardh1 Offline


Registered: 01/17/03
Posts: 3038
Loc: Coastal South Carolina
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


Edited by edwardh1 (05/12/18 03:06 PM)
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#4755144 - 05/12/18 03:12 PM Re: Grease gun leaks when stored [Re: edwardh1]
Chris142 Offline


Registered: 06/05/03
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I think they all do that.
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#4755148 - 05/12/18 03:17 PM Re: Grease gun leaks when stored [Re: edwardh1]
Trav Offline


Registered: 11/20/06
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Loc: MA, Mittelfranken.de
Very few don't, its can be considered normal.
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#4755156 - 05/12/18 03:29 PM Re: Grease gun leaks when stored [Re: edwardh1]
Eddie Offline


Registered: 12/07/03
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Loc: Florida, Cape Coral
My gun leaks as yours. Bag it with a zip-lock. ed
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#4755210 - 05/12/18 05:23 PM Re: Grease gun leaks when stored [Re: edwardh1]
totegoat Offline


Registered: 12/21/11
Posts: 1281
Loc: Ca
Plastic bag it.

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#4755221 - 05/12/18 05:46 PM Re: Grease gun leaks when stored [Re: edwardh1]
Reddy45 Offline


Registered: 08/15/08
Posts: 3075
Loc: USA
Is it Mobil1 red synthetic? That stuff leaks like crazy.

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#4755249 - 05/12/18 06:42 PM Re: Grease gun leaks when stored [Re: edwardh1]
Donald Offline


Registered: 03/21/04
Posts: 20674
Loc: Upstate NY
Keep in dish pan. They all leak a little.
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#4755315 - 05/12/18 07:50 PM Re: Grease gun leaks when stored [Re: edwardh1]
Rand Offline


Registered: 08/20/03
Posts: 12818
Loc: NE,Ohio
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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#4755321 - 05/12/18 07:54 PM Re: Grease gun leaks when stored [Re: totegoat]
demarpaint Offline


Registered: 07/03/05
Posts: 30161
Loc: NY
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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#4755358 - 05/12/18 08:41 PM Re: Grease gun leaks when stored [Re: demarpaint]
JHZR2 Offline



Registered: 12/14/02
Posts: 41979
Loc: New Jersey
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....

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#4755540 - 05/13/18 04:14 AM Re: Grease gun leaks when stored [Re: JHZR2]
demarpaint Offline


Registered: 07/03/05
Posts: 30161
Loc: NY
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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#4755755 - 05/13/18 10:19 AM Re: Grease gun leaks when stored [Re: edwardh1]
wayne50 Offline


Registered: 06/03/05
Posts: 81
Loc: alabama
I just store mine in the oil drain pan that I have wiped clean after use.

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#4756264 - 05/13/18 08:12 PM Re: Grease gun leaks when stored [Re: edwardh1]
tig1 Offline


Registered: 01/03/09
Posts: 13763
Loc: Illinois
The important thing to remember is to take the pressure off from the grease when not using.
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#4756359 - 05/13/18 09:59 PM Re: Grease gun leaks when stored [Re: edwardh1]
spackard Offline


Registered: 03/24/11
Posts: 1785
Loc: CA
Yeah, take pressure off. Seems the more oil out the back gun, the less out the front of the gun.

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