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Tunabomber
01-30-2011, 04:14 PM
The word Grease gun is really pissing me off lately


i had one that always worked and i used for years untill i ran it over :(



now i have 4 sitting in a pile on my shop floor all have seen less than a tube of grease

am i missing something here :mad: they work great for a little bit but then i pump and nothing happens :dontknow:

all 4 have new cartridges and all 4 do nothing when i pump them
i have tinkered with the screw and then pumped it again

nothing happens....wtf how complicated are these fucken things

BuckNaked
01-30-2011, 04:21 PM
like you say, grease guns arent very complicated haha, these might all seem like really stupid things to say but you just never know... make sure you take the cap off the tube of grease, some tubes are weird and have a plastic cap on one end and an aluminum tab on the other, make sure their both off, make sure its cocked?? make sure their the right size maybe your grease is leakin out the back of the tube? haha thats about all I got I'm sure you've done all those but like I say, you just never know

BuckNaked
01-30-2011, 04:22 PM
post up what was wrong when you figure it out Im curios haha

C-Dog
01-30-2011, 04:35 PM
:dontknow: Maybe a [stoned] operator lol

youngun
01-30-2011, 04:37 PM
[stupid]

85chevy
01-30-2011, 04:39 PM
Problem is the box reads Made in China but they are quality controlled in the USA.

d0ubledown
01-30-2011, 05:27 PM
nothing happens....wtf how complicated are these fucken things

i think the label says something about them being child proof...so you might need an adult to help you sort it out. :p

Nutbar
01-30-2011, 05:31 PM
Old school tip I learned a loooooooooong time ago. Unthread the top of the grease gun about half way or more (don't unthread it all the way) then push on the plunger to push the grease to the top, then while twisting the top back and forth a bit, pump the grease gun and it will bleed the air out of it.

Hello Kitty
01-30-2011, 05:32 PM
The word Grease gun is really pissing me off lately


i had one that always worked and i used for years untill i ran it over :(



now i have 4 sitting in a pile on my shop floor all have seen less than a tube of grease

am i missing something here :mad: they work great for a little bit but then i pump and nothing happens :dontknow:

all 4 have new cartridges and all 4 do nothing when i pump them
i have tinkered with the screw and then pumped it again

nothing happens....wtf how complicated are these fucken things

are you pumping while it's on a fitting or just laying there? ie: pumping not on fitting and nothing is coming out?

78f150
01-30-2011, 05:48 PM
sometimes if you lossen the tube off a bit
and pump it will work the air out

Apathy
01-30-2011, 06:32 PM
Old school tip I learned a loooooooooong time ago. Unthread the top of the grease gun about half way or more (don't unthread it all the way) then push on the plunger to push the grease to the top, then while twisting the top back and forth a bit, pump the grease gun and it will bleed the air out of it.


this is teh only thing that works!!!!
i was going to write the exact same thing, glad you did buddy[cheers]

longhorn
01-30-2011, 06:44 PM
Ya gotta suck on it to get it siphoning...............

gavman
01-30-2011, 06:51 PM
Air in the system, the unscrew thing works great but dont take it off too far and most good ones have a bleed screw on them too:)

Apathy
01-30-2011, 06:58 PM
Air in the system, the unscrew thing works great but dont take it off too far and most good ones have a bleed screw on them too:)
thats the problem, after the first use, grease gets i the valve prohibiting the air from comming out.

I learned this about 20 years ago.

Rodnik
01-30-2011, 07:09 PM
Ya gotta suck on it to get it siphoning...............
lmao im gonna use this one on the apprentice lol

Tunabomber
01-30-2011, 07:58 PM
Thanks again mikey.


I now have 3 working grease guns. The bleeder screws are a joke.

homeboy
01-30-2011, 08:02 PM
if all else said above fails, leave the whip in finger tight remove whip pump till the air bleeds out and grease start flowing then re install whip and go.

4skin
01-30-2011, 08:10 PM
Ya gotta suck on it to get it siphoning...............
got to remember this get my budys kid to change the tube in mime lol

dirka dave
01-30-2011, 08:11 PM
I have 4 LINCON grease guns....


:D

bakelite
01-31-2011, 08:20 AM
Put a stick in the tube of grease, messes the oilers up. LOL:D

youngun
01-31-2011, 10:15 AM
I often get what seems like a air lock or something inside them, i just remove the bleeder screw and pump it a few times and it will start working. Then just put the bleeder screw back in and you have greese

Guinness
01-31-2011, 10:17 AM
sometimes i find knocking it against something helps, like lightly taping against the frame. don't know why maybe helps the air escape

Honky
01-31-2011, 10:32 AM
Thanks for posting that Tuna...I have the same problem but didn't want to ask :-)

dirka dave
01-31-2011, 01:13 PM
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fullsizebronco
01-31-2011, 11:03 PM
the grease guns that go off compressed air work great i have had the same problem with the regular ones but usually within a minute or so of screwing with them they work good again

4skin
01-31-2011, 11:10 PM
the grease guns that go off compressed air work great i have had the same problem with the regular ones but usually within a minute or so of screwing with them they work good again
or get thrown into the scrap pilelol
mine the stuipid plunger seal flipped backwards
wasted a whole tube what a fucking mess

Tunabomber
02-01-2011, 12:31 AM
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thanks dave [cheers] could you please explain fig 20 and also fig 26

youngun
02-01-2011, 12:37 AM
[stupid] Hahahaha

dirka dave
02-01-2011, 05:18 AM
Here is a Grease Gun Tip:

Believe me, I have been using grease guns for most of my life...


When you load a new cartrage, (take BOTH ends off the grease tube :confused0006: ) leave the end (with the pump) loose for a few pumps, it will bleed the air off.



It works EVERY time.

:welcome:

Dr.Ford
02-01-2011, 06:38 AM
what you really need is a hot tub time machine.go back and save your old gun.... good luck!