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skoalman
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PostSubject: QUESTION   Sun 22 Feb 2009, 1:45 pm

I hate to ask, because I know somebody told me this yesterday, I just can't remember.

What kind of grease thingamajob should I get for the grease fittings on the JKS disconnects?

Also, what kind of grease should I get?

Is this something that I can get at Wal-Mart or Home Depot or should I go to like Auto Zone or Pep Boys or the like?

I would hate to drive around with no grease in them, but if they don't move, and I never use them, do I really have to grease them up???

I hate being Jeep stupid and asking all these dumb questions, but would hate even worse to nut something up...... Embarassed
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PostSubject: Re: QUESTION   Sun 22 Feb 2009, 2:04 pm

Most use white lithium grease. Any small grease gun should work, provided it's set-up for zirk fittings. HD,Wally world, auto stores, they all carry them.

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PostSubject: Re: QUESTION   Sun 22 Feb 2009, 4:04 pm

just go to Home Depot and pick up one of those little grease guns- those have the right fitting on the end.

I don't particularly care for lithium in them, because lithium is thinner and escapes easier. I just prefer plain old multi-purpose grease.

Just connect the grease gun to the zerk fitting and pump grease into it until the grease starts oozing out around the ball sockets.
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PostSubject: Re: QUESTION   Sun 22 Feb 2009, 5:03 pm

I use green grease on mine (and pretty much everything else).

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PostSubject: Re: QUESTION   Sun 22 Feb 2009, 5:32 pm

N2rock wrote:
just go to Home Depot and pick up one of those little grease guns- those have the right fitting on the end....Just connect the grease gun to the zerk fitting and pump grease into it until the grease starts oozing out around the ball sockets.

x2 - yep, that's what I bought and how I did it!
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PostSubject: Re: QUESTION   Sun 22 Feb 2009, 6:07 pm

I actually use the red grease, but everyone seems to like the white from talking to them over the years.

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PostSubject: Re: QUESTION   Sun 22 Feb 2009, 6:33 pm

Had to drive to Lowe's. Wal-mart is worthless.

Anyway, I called Steve and found the right one. Its a little grease gun. Works greal good in the tight space underneath. The grease is kinda bluish/green.

Anyway, I have a big ditch in front of the house, (no Jeff - not 2100 Very Happy ), pulled the Jeep over the ditch, got on my back and greased those 4 little bad boys right up.

And while I was at it, I even put in a K&N airfilter.

This working on your Jeep stuff is addicting as hell.

Now I feel froggy enuff to try an oil change and might even try to put on my new ARB and RR diff cover and skid. Not to mention the evap skid when it gets here.

I will have to get a better set of tools tho....mine were the only ones that got passed over on Saturday...... lol!
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PostSubject: Re: QUESTION   Sun 22 Feb 2009, 7:03 pm

Glad you're doing what your doing! Everyone starts somewhere. Just be careful under the jeep by yourself.

And a word to the wise....man thongs aren't the best attire to wear when wrenching under the jeep. Even if they are worn over the coveralls

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PostSubject: Re: QUESTION   Sun 22 Feb 2009, 8:40 pm

Funny you should say that.

My cousin drove by while I was underneath the Jeep. After the initial shock wore off of seeing my chones she was really shocked at my answer when she wanted to know what I was doing under the Jeep. At first she didnt believe me...that I was doing something under there besides just looking....LOL.

I'm still sore and hurt like a mf'er from yesterday....but it sure was fun.
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PostSubject: Re: QUESTION   Mon 23 Feb 2009, 12:06 pm

Do I need to grease up the new rear sway bar links from my TF kit?
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PostSubject: Re: QUESTION   Mon 23 Feb 2009, 12:19 pm

Bizarro wrote:
Do I need to grease up the new rear sway bar links from my TF kit?

I don't recall- do they have zerk fittings on them? If they do, then yes.
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PostSubject: Re: QUESTION   Mon 23 Feb 2009, 12:43 pm

skoalman wrote:
I'm still sore and hurt like a mf'er from yesterday....but it sure was fun.


I hear ya Skoalman.. I'm still sore today. my knees will never be the same..but, I'm still wondering where that damn shock nut went! scratch
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PostSubject: Re: QUESTION   Mon 23 Feb 2009, 1:54 pm

The TF links had some type of fitting for grease but don't know if its a "zerk" or not. I'll run by Home Depot and look at the grease guns.
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PostSubject: Re: QUESTION   Mon 23 Feb 2009, 1:57 pm

Bizarro wrote:
The TF links had some type of fitting for grease but don't know if its a "zerk" or not. I'll run by Home Depot and look at the grease guns.

Yup- if there's a fitting, its a zerk fitting. So head to Home Depot and buy one of those little grease guns.
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PostSubject: Re: QUESTION   Mon 23 Feb 2009, 4:19 pm

rohantmh wrote:
skoalman wrote:
I'm still sore and hurt like a mf'er from yesterday....but it sure was fun.


I hear ya Skoalman.. I'm still sore today. my knees will never be the same..but, I'm still wondering where that damn shock nut went! scratch

x2 - hehe...tell me about it with the knees! lol! Crouching under the Jeeps on the lift did in my right knee pretty good! Feels better today!
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PostSubject: Re: QUESTION   Mon 23 Feb 2009, 4:46 pm

Hah, you two guys are correct.

Its tuff getting old.

I would go ahead and shoot myself now and put myself out of my misery, but cant do that....dont wanna waste the bullet with ammo being so expensive..... lol!
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