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Grease Gun Stuck to Bearing Buddy...10 min job turned to 3 hours

Old 06-11-2019, 02:29 PM
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I would just buy a new bearing buddy. They come in sets of 2 but that’s okay. Then the next battle is tapping the bearing buddy onto the hub. That always takes me like 15 minutes. Hey, if a job doesn’t fight me I get suspicious that somethings wrong or I forgot something. This is situation normal in my life!
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Old 06-11-2019, 02:34 PM
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The portion broken off in the spindle can be removed with an “easy out”
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Old 06-11-2019, 02:44 PM
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Regarding bearing buddies coming in pairs: OP having a spare bearing buddy loaded up with grease is a good thing. Sooner or later you'll hit the right pothole and lose a bearing buddy.

Or at least carry a spare dust cap.
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Old 06-11-2019, 02:48 PM
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For no more than bearing buddies and grease guns cost, I would have pulled the bearing buddy off the hub and thrown both it and the grease gun in the trash.
I've about got to that point with grease guns in general, as they seem to become an oily unmanageable mess after I use them a couple of times.
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Originally Posted by Marlin009 View Post
I have one of these. Works perfect and worth every penny.
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Old 06-11-2019, 05:01 PM
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Originally Posted by WillyC27 View Post
Most all grease gun tips will unscrew between the sections that make up the tip. The pressure will relieve easily before you break off your next fitting. All mine are only on finger tight.
x2. Use a pair of channellocks and wrench or 2 pairs of channellocks depending on how the tip is made and loosen the 2 sections of the tip. It will then be easy to get the broken zerk out. If you leave it finger tight you can quickly loosen the two sections any time the tip gets stuck. Done it many many times. And the boys on the farm have been taught this trick too after breaking off zerks.
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Old 06-11-2019, 05:13 PM
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Originally Posted by JiminAZ View Post
Yep. I frequently have to back off a couple threads to get it to come off.
just to be clear, I’m suggesting separating the nozzle in between the sections, not unscrewing the whole assy. You’d be surprised how well the grease fitting looses its grip without tugging or prying (meaning potential busted fitting)


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Originally Posted by WillyC27 View Post
Most all grease gun tips will unscrew between the sections that make up the tip. The pressure will relieve easily before you break off your next fitting. All mine are only on finger tight.
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Old 06-11-2019, 07:33 PM
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Most of the tips are adjustable. Unscrewing the tip (in front of the nut) a little bit will relieve the pressure on the collet holding the grippers that grab the zerk. It's not about the pressure from the grease gun, it's about how tight the collet is set.
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Old 06-11-2019, 08:17 PM
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Originally Posted by mikie View Post
Most of the tips are adjustable. Unscrewing the tip (in front of the nut) a little bit will relieve the pressure on the collet holding the grippers that grab the zerk. It's not about the pressure from the grease gun, it's about how tight the collet is set.
Awesome , didn't know that . Collet Calibration - Gives me something new to F with when I'm wasting time . Thanks
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I always use a block of wood to tap in bearing buddies. If you have a 2x3 about 6" long it is easy to see if it is square to the hub and you are no where near your fingers when you tap it with the hammer.
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Old 06-12-2019, 11:08 AM
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Originally Posted by WillyC27 View Post




just to be clear, I’m suggesting separating the nozzle in between the sections, not unscrewing the whole assy. You’d be surprised how well the grease fitting looses its grip without tugging or prying (meaning potential busted fitting)


I see what you did there.
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Old 06-12-2019, 02:49 PM
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I see what you did there.
I only get half of these but I think I get this one
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