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Old 10-30-2016, 12:05 AM
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Like most people who maintain their vehicles, there is the common grease gun hanging in the garage here. Because it dribbles oil at a very slow rate, as it seems everyone elses does, there is a small can under it to catch the offending oil and stop the mess. There has just got to be an alternative to this, so I ask:

a) is there a better alternative to the common and been around forever grease gun (lever actuated to pump) that doesn't rain oil?

b) if not, is there a synthetic grease (other than amsoil) for suspension and steering parts that doesn't generate an oil slick when inserted into the common grease gun?

c) or, if no to a) and b) what are others doing to not have a mess?
Bill, I use the "half-size" guns without the plunger and I've not had any problems. Granted, they don't last as long, but they also don't leak. As cheap as they are, I consider them disposable.
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Old 10-30-2016, 12:45 AM
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Thanks for all the replies guys!

Totally open to ideas.......in the past the "stick the gun in the bag" has been tried, but it's a slimy mess when it comes out. Looked around and found the air grease guns, but they still had the rod. Revisited the thought about pulling back that lever/plunger as I wondered if it would make any difference. Have seen the small guns, they didn't look disposable but the grease tubes were nice and small and really, the large gun is sort of cumbersome, so I'll look again and see if one is out there that can be loaded with any flavor of grease by hand.

*What has been in my back pocket was the possibility of making a grease gun holder out of 3 or 4" ABS or PVC, building a handle to keep the gun from falling into it, install a flat cap on the bottom, fit a small ball valve to the bottom of the cap, hang it on the wall and drain the sucker maybe once a year. Downfall is, they still get slimy just hanging around, unless the "back off the plunger" pans out. Decisions, decisions, but the slimy mess calls for finding a better way......
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Old 10-30-2016, 03:24 AM
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i have a MAC tools branded grease gun sitting in a drawer of my my tool box i almost never use. always have an EP molly grease in it. never seems to leak with it just thrown in the drawer. maybe it just the way it sits or they type of grease. idk

this is what i have used for years
http://www.mactools.co.uk/rate-mac-t...rip-grease-gun

mine is also designed to not have to use a tube. i just leave an old tube in the barrel and fill the thing from the shop grease real.
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Bill, I use the "half-size" guns without the plunger and I've not had any problems. Granted, they don't last as long, but they also don't leak. As cheap as they are, I consider them disposable.
use to use those... i got fed up with them when after doing 2 tie rods the tubes were essentially done... or if you were greasing a new joint it would take the whole tube and sometimes part of another depending on the vehilce i was working on... thats when i bought one of the larger ones...

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Thanks for all the replies guys!

Totally open to ideas.......in the past the "stick the gun in the bag" has been tried, but it's a slimy mess when it comes out. Looked around and found the air grease guns, but they still had the rod. Revisited the thought about pulling back that lever/plunger as I wondered if it would make any difference. Have seen the small guns, they didn't look disposable but the grease tubes were nice and small and really, the large gun is sort of cumbersome, so I'll look again and see if one is out there that can be loaded with any flavor of grease by hand.

*What has been in my back pocket was the possibility of making a grease gun holder out of 3 or 4" ABS or PVC, building a handle to keep the gun from falling into it, install a flat cap on the bottom, fit a small ball valve to the bottom of the cap, hang it on the wall and drain the sucker maybe once a year. Downfall is, they still get slimy just hanging around, unless the "back off the plunger" pans out. Decisions, decisions, but the slimy mess calls for finding a better way......
https://www.genuinehotrod.com/itemgr...ase-gun-holder

if you want to save yourself some engineering.. theres one already made.. and its made of plastic.. some mixed reviews with it.. with as much as mine drips i just went with the trashcan instead...
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Get rid of the gun and just take it to Jiffy Lube.......
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shifty lube is more like it... they charge for services they never perform...
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shifty lube is more like it... they charge for services they never perform...
Firestone does the same.
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actually firestones worse... last time i had service done there they left the bleeder valves wide open on all 4 brakes... thought they were spongy but thought they just backed the adjusters off loose (glad they hadnt)... halfway home i lost the hydraulic brakes... drove the remaining way home using the parking brake...
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Firestone charged me a small fortune for parts and labor on some brake work only to be told by another shop 6 mos later that the parts they charged me for were never put on. They said it was the same stuff put on by the factory.

Firestone has never and will never receive another penny from me since that incident.
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Thanks for the repliesguys, each and every one of them is a great idea!!! Now to pick something and put it to the test.
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