Upgrading my grease gun

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Upgrading my grease gun

Postby Edward1949 » Fri Apr 12, 2019 9:51 am

My ancient telescopic-action Tecalemit gun struggles to achieve sufficient pressure, and when it does the grease usually leaks out at the nipple-connector joint, failing to enter the component. Any experiences and advice on buying a new gun would be very much appreciated.

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Re: Upgrading my grease gun

Postby dudload » Fri Apr 12, 2019 10:24 am

pick up a second hand Wanner gun on ebay - an excellent tool!

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Re: Upgrading my grease gun

Postby PoolGuy » Fri Apr 12, 2019 11:00 am

Having not needed a grease gun for many years I was pleasantly surprised at how good this one is https://www.amazon.co.uk/Sealey-AK48-Op ... gre&sr=8-1

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Re: Upgrading my grease gun

Postby Murrayminor » Fri Apr 12, 2019 11:10 am

Wanner grease guns are a nice size, but try and get a flexi made up as the solid nozzle can be difficult to get into some of the grease points.
I picked my Wanner up cheap from E-bay for a few quid.
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Re: Upgrading my grease gun

Postby Monty-4 » Fri Apr 12, 2019 12:47 pm

Placing an old rag between the grease nipple and the grease gun nozzle can help them seal and prevent the grease from just making a mess around the nipple! I find have to do this to get anything into my steering rack at all.
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Re: Upgrading my grease gun

Postby smithskids » Fri Apr 12, 2019 1:55 pm

I thought steering rack was EP oil?

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Re: Upgrading my grease gun

Postby Monty-4 » Fri Apr 12, 2019 2:02 pm

Either works (although cue furious debate on the matter).
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Re: Upgrading my grease gun

Postby philthehill » Fri Apr 12, 2019 4:35 pm

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Swiss-Wanner ... OSwfHBcqjp~

I have had my Wanner grease gun for 40 odd years and it has been well used and it is still going strong.


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Re: Upgrading my grease gun

Postby 1961 4 door » Sun Jun 16, 2019 7:19 am

PoolGuy wrote:
Fri Apr 12, 2019 11:00 am
Having not needed a grease gun for many years I was pleasantly surprised at how good this one is https://www.amazon.co.uk/Sealey-AK48-Op ... gre&sr=8-1
I purchased a new grease gun , In NZ, and it goes over the nipple fine, but I can get it off and have broken a nipple trying to get it off ?
and ideas why?

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Re: Upgrading my grease gun

Postby 1961 4 door » Sun Jun 16, 2019 7:19 am

PoolGuy wrote:
Fri Apr 12, 2019 11:00 am
Having not needed a grease gun for many years I was pleasantly surprised at how good this one is https://www.amazon.co.uk/Sealey-AK48-Op ... gre&sr=8-1
I purchased a new grease gun , In NZ, and it goes over the nipple fine, but I can get it off and have broken a nipple trying to get it off ?
and ideas why?

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Re: Upgrading my grease gun

Postby philthehill » Sun Jun 16, 2019 11:22 am

If you release the pressure from the grease gun can the end of the grease gun be released from the nipple.

My Wanner grease gun has a pressure release valve for the connector as well as the grease container air bleed.

Two things may be wrong

1. The grease nipple is blocked so not letting the pressure in the gun go down which grips the nipple even tighter.

2. The grease gun end is faulty.


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Re: Upgrading my grease gun

Postby Shropshiremoggie » Sun Jun 16, 2019 12:27 pm

I had a similar issue - then I realised the nipple attachment is on a screw thread that allows the ‘ gripping ‘ tension to be adjusted . Could that the problem . I can post a pic. if that helps !!

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Re: Upgrading my grease gun

Postby StillGotMy1stCar » Sun Jun 16, 2019 12:54 pm

As Shropshiremoggie, I had same issue and found unscrewing at the middle of the gun end made releasing from the nipple easier when it was new, (a bit like a drill chuck). I have since tightened up the joint and is fine now. The newness perhaps.
If you need a new gun end Pressol are good.
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