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That old chestnut,trunnion lubrication,well nearly..

PostPost by: john.p.clegg » Thu Oct 27, 2011 3:59 pm

Well it's getting towards winter again and as ones thoughts turn to maintenance I have had a change of heart and decided to oil rather than grease my trunnions...the question is this...having bought a Wanner type grease gun,can I alter/convert it to pump oil into the grease nipples in my trunnions or am I going to fail?

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PostPost by: ken ob » Thu Oct 27, 2011 4:12 pm

Hi John, I don't know what make my grease gun is but it works fine with oil or grease. Just remember to pump it a few times before use to remove old oil or grease when going from one to the other.

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PostPost by: alexblack13 » Thu Oct 27, 2011 5:39 pm

I use a Wanner with liquid grease, but also used it with oil without problems john.

Do you know how to fill it? Is it the one with the small chain / handle at the bottom?

Great choice by the way. I swear by them.. Have sworn AT a lot of grease guns but not that one... :lol: :lol:

Have fun!...

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PostPost by: john.p.clegg » Thu Oct 27, 2011 9:12 pm

Alex et Al

Yes,it has the spring pulled back and held back by the chain/handle,I suspect that when not in use the spring should be held back so as to release the pressure on the oil??

John :wink:

P.S. have three wanners in total,one for grease,one for oil (hopefully) and one for use with old grease fitted with metric and imperial nipple connectors for brake calipers...
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PostPost by: alexblack13 » Thu Oct 27, 2011 9:20 pm

Yep! Pull the spring pressure off and lock the chain into one of the slots or it will empty the oil / grease onto the floor.

V pretty when its grease. Looks like a wee load o worms... Oil on the other hand just makes a mess and stops the floor paint from sticking for about 150 years... :?

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