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Best Answer sparkymae , 19 September 2019 - 11:06 AM

Took the zerk off and used a piece of wire to stick in the hole, then gently blew it out with a air gun. That did the trick.  Thanks Neil for the reply. :)

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#1 sparkymae

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Posted 16 September 2019 - 12:09 PM

Hi all. Went to grease my front end on my 1990 Mini as i do on a regular bases. All went well until i got to the one on the right brake hub. RHD. Could not pump any grease at all in it. Replaced the zerk, (tit) 3X. still a no go. Backed the new one out a bit, still nothing. Anyone have any ideas, or has had this little problem. Thanks, Gary



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Posted 16 September 2019 - 12:28 PM

Sounds like the grease pathway is blocked with hardened grease. So you will need to use a piece of wire or similar to see if you can clear the blockage.

 

You could use a airgun if you have a compressor to try and clear it that way.

 

I take it you have physically checked each of the grease nipples to ensure grease comes out of each of them?? And i mean by just inserting the nipples in the grease gun and try to pump grease through.



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Posted 16 September 2019 - 01:13 PM

Is the wheel off the ground ?



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Posted 16 September 2019 - 01:46 PM

Yes, the wheel is off the ground. :)



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Posted 19 September 2019 - 11:06 AM   Best Answer

Took the zerk off and used a piece of wire to stick in the hole, then gently blew it out with a air gun. That did the trick.  Thanks Neil for the reply. :)



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Posted 21 September 2019 - 10:48 AM

Took the zerk off and used a piece of wire to stick in the hole, then gently blew it out with a air gun. That did the trick.  Thanks Neil for the reply. :)


No problem, it’s something we do quite a bit on Aircraft where we have have hundreds of grease nipples to deal with.




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