What is a grease gun needle used for?

The Hazard. Needle-point grease gun fittings are widely used, particularly in shop and automotive repair environments. The needle-sharp point is used with “needle” fittings on machinery to puncture and insert grease in polymer-sealed applications.

How do you put a needle injector in a grease gun?

Very similar to what you would fill up a basketball. With you attach the needle just by taking its zerk fitting. And shoving it into the grease gun. And just like that you’re ready to grease.

What threads are on a grease gun?

Grease fittings come in many different styles. There are two grease fittings that are very common. These are the 1/4″-28 thread and the 1/8″ NPT thread. However, there are other less common grease fitting threads in use.

Are there different size tips for grease guns?

Standard, Giant, and Metric Button Head Couplers fit to button head grease fittings with selection based on size of fitting. Grease Gun Adapter Kits are a must-have for any lubrication specialist.

What’s the best grease for ball joints?

Here’s a quick list of a few of the best grease for ball joints:

  • Valvoline Moly-Fortified Gray Full Synthetic Grease.
  • Lucas Oil Heavy Duty Grease or Lucas X-Tra Heavy Duty grease.
  • Mystik Multi-Purpose Grease.
  • Triax Atlas 600 Full Synthetic Grease.
  • Mobile 102481 1 Synthetic Grease.

Do you grease U-joints?

U-joints and ball joints in your truck require greasing on a regular basis. They need greasing because the metal components can grind against each other if not properly lubricated, causing friction and unnecessary wear.

How do you grease ball joints with a needle?

grease ball joints and tie rod ends that have know grease fitting – YouTube

What is a needle nozzle?

Needle nozzles are used for lubricating lube points installed with a flush type lubrication fitting. Our lubrication needles are constructed of bendable seamless steel tubing and fitted with a hardened steel nozzle tip.

What size Tap do I need for grease fitting?

Grease Fitting Thread Size

Fitting Thread Size Tap Drill Selection For Standard Thread Fittings
1/4″-28 #3 (for soft metal use #5) Quote
5/16″-32 9/32″ (for soft metal use “J”) Quote
1/8″ Pipe 11/32″ (for soft metal use “R”) Quote
1/4″ Pipe 7/16″ Quote

Are there different types of grease fittings?

There are three major thread types for grease fittings: metric, taper or parallel, and unified. M5, M6, M7, M8, and M10 are common metric threads. British standard pipe (BSP), pipe thread fine (PTF), and national pipe thread fine (NPTF) fittings use tapered or parallel threads.

Are there different fittings for grease guns?

A grease gun may come with the standard connection adapter such as a hydraulic coupler, but there are several variations depending on the application. The standard hydraulic coupler is the most commonly used and most applicable. A 90-degree adapter is ideal for fittings in confined areas that require a 90-degree bend.

Are all grease cartridges the same?

It’s important to make sure you’re aware that there are many different types of lubricants and greases for grease guns, as well as various different grease gun cartridge sizes available.

Can you over grease a ball joint?

DO NOT CONTINUE GREASING ONCE YOU SEE THE BOOT SWELL. The seal that holds that grease in the ball joint can be compromised if too much pressure is applied. If this happens you will be replacing that part sooner than later.

Is Lucas red and tacky good for ball joints?

It’s hard to give Lucas Oil’s Red ‘n’ Tacky the pick for Best Value as opposed to Best Overall. This grease has a lot going for it and is an excellent multipurpose grease to keep around the shop for lubricating various parts of your car or truck, including the ball joints.

What is the best grease to use on U-joints?

The best type of grease to use on U-Joints is MOLY grease. This grease is certified for this purpose. You can also use lithium-based EP NLGI 2 Grease, which is of high quality. This grease is also water-resistant and prevents the joints from corrosion and rust.

How often should I grease U-joints?

every 5,000 miles

Be sure to grease your u-joints every 5,000 miles (or as recommended by the manufacturer). They’ll likely last longer than permanently sealed u-joints.

Can you put too much grease in a ball joint?

Can you put wd40 on ball joints?

How to Silence a Squeaky Ball Joint (this is an unsafe solution) – YouTube

What are the different types of grease fittings?

Flow Stop Fittings.

  • Safety Vent Fittings.
  • Hydraulic Shut Off Fittings.
  • Drive Type Fittings.
  • Thread Forming Fittings.
  • Breather Fittings.
  • How do you grease hard to reach U-joints?

    Greasing Hard-to-Access Chassis Parts – YouTube

    What thread is a Zerk fitting?

    SAE‑LT (Society of Automotive Engineers) threads possess SAE pipe thread dimension of 1/4″‑28 taper. Grease zerk fittings in the automotive industry as well as many other industrial machines and standard duty applications use SAE‑LT threads.

    How do I know my Zerk fitting size?

    The trick to tell grease zerks apart – YouTube

    What does ZERK mean?

    zerk in American English
    (zɜrk ) noun. a small metal fitting through which grease can be inserted into a mechanical joint that requires periodic lubrication.

    Are all grease gun nipples the same size?

    There is no one-size-fits-all grease fitting. They come in various types, sizes and thread identifications.

    What size are grease gun fittings?

    The most common standard grease zerk size is 1/4″‑28 SAE‑LT and is often used in automotive applications. They can also be found in agricultural environments as well as other various standard duty applications. For heavy-duty applications, larger 1/8″‑27 PTF grease zerk fitting sizes can be found.