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Are there different size grease jerk? Are you having trouble too?

I'm thinking there must be different size grease jerks? Yesterday I greased my son's 2003 Land Rover and the grease gun adapter locked on the grease geek nice and tight.

Then I greased my FJ and had to really work at trying to get the grease gun to stay on the jerk....and wasted a lot of grease. I tried two fittings....one brand new.

Have any of you had the same issue and is there a special Japanese grease gun adapter of a difference size?

Thanks or your input

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Re: Are there different size grease jerk? Are you having trouble too?

not that I am aware of. the only difference should be thread size SAE and Metric.
The grease gun needs to be on the zerk straight. any deviation from and it will jit grease..
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Re: Are there different size grease jerk? Are you having trouble too?

If you can get it to work well on one of the zerks then it should work on all of them. I am sure you're going to have the FJ for a long time so you'll get a lot of chances to work at it.

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Are there different size grease jerk? Are you having trouble too?

Also, do you have a flex hose attached on the grease gun? Maybe you weren't able to hit the zerk head-on and it was at an angle, or maybe it's a POS cheap-o grease gun like I first had..


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Re: Are there different size grease jerk? Are you having trouble too?

The end of my fitting is adjustable so I was able to snug it up.
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Are there different size grease jerk? Are you having trouble too?

My grease gun has two adjustments. Too tight, can't remove it and too loose, let's grease the world settings.


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Re: Are there different size grease jerk? Are you having trouble too?

Thanks all for your replies!!

Actually my grease gun is a brand new Alemite 500-E and it as a flex hose which makes it great to get in tight places. It is an outstanding grease gun....best I've ever owned.

I'm probably guilty of not getting on the jerk as firm as I should. I usually move the FJ up or back to get the grease jerks lined up better....this time I tried to grease it at some bad angles. Knowing that the jerks are all the same size helps me trouble shoot my error. Guess I was so enamored with my new gun that I forgot the basics for a brief moment!!

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Re: Are there different size grease jerk? Are you having trouble too?

I know what you mean, you have to get the u joint zerks just in the right spot to fit the grease gun coupler on...
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Re: Are there different size grease jerk? Are you having trouble too?

Actually, if the FJ is NOT in 4WD, one can just grab the front driveline and rotate it to a better position. It helps to remove the offending skid plate too.

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Re: Are there different size grease jerk? Are you having trouble too?

Today I re-greased the FJ....I positioned the rear portion off the driveshaft grease jerks so they faced the passenger side and were horizontal to the floor. One of the jerks is pretty hard to get to....has a cover over it. I had to really use a lot of force to get the gun on this fitting....takes me longer to grease the durn jerks than to change the Diff/transfer case fluids!! I think I need to find a smaller end nozzle for my grease gun...or maybe one that's a better quality

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