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  • Grease nipple access

    I finally managed to get ahold of a grease gun and grease for the propeller shafts and universal joints.

    Four out of five nipples were easy to get to. Access to the remaining two nipples, located at the rear of the of the front shaft, seems to be blocked by the exhaust.

    Am I missing something? Should I be able to access the grease nipples some other way?

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    You can access them, you may need to roll the vehicle back or forwards a bit to get them spun around to an easy to access spot. I have a hoist in the shed, so i can just spin the prop shaft when all wheels are off the ground.
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    • #3
      Search grease gun coupler on ebay. I bought one a while back when they were first introduced - brand was Alemlube. It's made it much quicker to grease the nipples now with the coupler at the end of a flexi hose. There's also none of that awkward pulling of the grease gun and then it suddenly let go of the nipple.

      At my last driveway service, I was doing a tyre rotation and had 4 jack stands under the Prado. So it was easy to rotate the driveshafts to the right angle to fit the grease gun coupler.
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      • #4
        Thanks lowrange and amts.
        I bought a flexible hose for the grease gun, which managed to squeeze into place without too much trouble.
        I wonder if the lads at Costco will let me under the car to do this job, whilst it's on the hoist for my complimentary wheel rotation???

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        • #5
          Originally posted by amts View Post
          Search grease gun coupler on ebay. I bought one a while back when they were first introduced - brand was Alemlube. It's made it much quicker to grease the nipples now with the coupler at the end of a flexi hose. There's also none of that awkward pulling of the grease gun and then it suddenly let go of the nipple.
          Yep that's what i've got an Alemlube 660AN gun, with flexi hose plus their quick release fitting (bought separately) which makes attachment and removal from zerks so easy. Great gun, it will probably outlast me.
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