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Plugged Grease Nipple Solution #5378764 03/17/20 03:18 PM
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I may be the only person that didn't already know this but I had a grease nipple that would not accept grease. It was one of those that was pressed in and you couldn't screw out. I fiddled and I faddled until I noticed my propane torch standing at attention on my workbench. Hmmm.....

I fired that baby up and heated that nipple for about 5 seconds and she took grease like my dogs eating raw hamburger. GONE down the PIPE.

Maybe this will help someone???

I'm starting to learn fire and heat can do amazingly good things.


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Re: Plugged Grease Nipple Solution [Re: Gebo] #5378798 03/17/20 03:48 PM
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Either that or take the load off the device thats up against the fitting.


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Re: Plugged Grease Nipple Solution [Re: Gebo] #5378889 03/17/20 05:13 PM
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What you do not realize is that heating the fitting with a propane torch will ruin the spring that holds the check ball. The fitting now no longer seals and grease can leak back out, contaminants can go in.

Carefully heating the fitting with a heat gun till the grease starts flowing, without overheating might save the spring.

I have encountered my share of pressed in fittings and dislike them. I have had to tap new threads and replace them with threaded grease nipples many times.


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Re: Plugged Grease Nipple Solution [Re: Gebo] #5378902 03/17/20 05:37 PM
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I have a heat gun and never thought of using it. Went to tractor dealer this morning and paid $9 for 4 new ones!
Good info.


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Re: Plugged Grease Nipple Solution [Re: Gebo] #5378969 03/17/20 07:43 PM
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Re: Plugged Grease Nipple Solution [Re: Gebo] #5378986 03/17/20 07:57 PM
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Originally Posted by Gebo
I may be the only person that didn't already know this but I had a grease nipple that would not accept grease. It was one of those that was pressed in and you couldn't screw out. I fiddled and I faddled until I noticed my propane torch standing at attention on my workbench. Hmmm.....

I fired that baby up and heated that nipple for about 5 seconds and she took grease like my dogs eating raw hamburger. GONE down the PIPE.

Maybe this will help someone???

I'm starting to learn fire and heat can do amazingly good things.



Yeah

Or keep a few spares in your tool box and just change em out
Their really cheap

Re: Plugged Grease Nipple Solution [Re: Gebo] #5378988 03/17/20 07:59 PM
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He said he couldn't remove the grease nipple.

I too keep a stash of grease nipples that I use once every 20 years. I started stashing when I bought a new 74 Torino that came with screw plugs where grease nipples should be at the ball joints.

Re: Plugged Grease Nipple Solution [Re: Gebo] #5379039 03/17/20 08:51 PM
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This nipple was pressed in and I couldn't screw it out.


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'05 Lex LS430 90K
'07 Lex GX470 70K

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QS HM 10W-30
Toyota ATF's and Coolant
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Re: Plugged Grease Nipple Solution [Re: Gebo] #5379171 03/18/20 12:37 AM
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5 seconds of heat? You didn't hurt anything.


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Re: Plugged Grease Nipple Solution [Re: oldhp] #5379219 03/18/20 05:22 AM
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Originally Posted by oldhp
5 seconds of heat? You didn't hurt anything.

I know grin2


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'05 Lex LS430 90K
'07 Lex GX470 70K

Shell Gas and Truck 5W-30
QS HM 10W-30
Toyota ATF's and Coolant
Amsoil Gear Oil and Grease
Re: Plugged Grease Nipple Solution [Re: oldhp] #5379303 03/18/20 08:00 AM
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Originally Posted by oldhp
5 seconds of heat? You didn't hurt anything.



That is what I was thinking . You certainly did not damage a spring . If you would have damaged anything , it would be a rubber seal / boot . Which I doubt .


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Re: Plugged Grease Nipple Solution [Re: Gebo] #5379324 03/18/20 08:22 AM
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It is on the blade spindle of a Zero Turn.


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'02 4Runner 250K
'05 Lex LS430 90K
'07 Lex GX470 70K

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QS HM 10W-30
Toyota ATF's and Coolant
Amsoil Gear Oil and Grease
Re: Plugged Grease Nipple Solution [Re: atikovi] #5379477 03/18/20 11:19 AM
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Re: Plugged Grease Nipple Solution [Re: Rick505] #5379617 03/18/20 02:49 PM
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Originally Posted by Rick505


I venture that many here are tool junkies and any excuse to buy one is good enough, especially the complete set. Better to have a tool you don't need than not have a tool you do need.

Re: Plugged Grease Nipple Solution [Re: Gebo] #5379762 03/18/20 06:02 PM
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i use an awl and poke the ball in the nipple and move it around and then the fitting will usually take grease. not 100% but worth a try


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