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Old 04 July 2009, 14:42   #1
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How to grease bearings please

This may seem simple to some people but what is the proceedure for greasing the bearings on my boat trailer.Tried the grease nipple with a grease gun and there didnt seem to be any going in just squeezing out around the nipple, have I missed something
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already full?
remove the hub cap to see whats going on.
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The grease coming out around the nipple could be a sign that the nipple is blocked or your not getting it square on.
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when I remove the grease nipple do I just hold the gun nozzle to the hole or is there a fitting for it
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When you say remove, do you mean a cover over the nipple?

The nipple looks like something else on the male human body, and your gun should pop on to it. Push hard on the gun trying to keep it inline with the nipple. You'll know when you've got it right as the trigger on the gun will go a bit harder to pump. And there will be no money shot out of the sides.
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Sorry my fault, I was under the impression I had to remove the nipple, I will have another go. You learn something every day on ribnet, thanks for the help.
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No worries, the force of the grease going in will probably dislodge the hub cap at any rate. Then you know it's full and you can just push back home again.
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