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Iain T
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All hail, The Pumpinator! £45 from the Club Shop + £10 for the flexible connector, which you have to buy because the pump is TOO big to manoeuvre onto the trunnion oil nipple on it's own! :angry:  

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Most people go for a 2nd hand Wanner off EBay, Swiss made and a good piece of kit. Wish someone had told me. 

Doug

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I Did  many times     Ha1 

places like machine mart do a whole range of economical greasers and oilers 

i use two wanners one grease one oil  but on the 2000 all a bit unused apart from prop and drive shaft 

one is was a21st birfday pressy and its still works fine after 55 years 

Pete

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41 minutes ago, Iain T said:

I take it a used wanner is as good if not better than a new nameless version? I like the idea of reusing old stuff instead of buying new from China! 

Hi Iain,

the Wanner is the RollsRoyce of grease guns.  Even if it did not work it would still be better than the rest.

You'll never regret having a Wanner.

 

Roger

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17 hours ago, RogerH said:

You'll never regret having a Wanner.

After my disastrous pumpinator purchase I bought a Wanner only to find half the innards missing. Spare parts are more than a new one, so I'm stuck with Mr P.

Doug

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1 hour ago, dougbgt6 said:

After my disastrous pumpinator purchase I bought a Wanner only to find half the innards missing. Spare parts are more than a new one, so I'm stuck with Mr P.

Doug

Have dismantled, cleaned and replaced the O rings for several wanners, and made a replacement floating piston from a piece of bar and rubber washers. Time and money probably cost more than a replacement as recently bought two for five pounds at an auto jumble.

But then with retirement and covid how much is time?, but I might have a problem.

Regards

Paul

 

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2 hours ago, 68vitesse said:

I might have a problem.

Yes! Is it a fetish? 

Just bought a wanner off Ebay.

I'm going to try the syringe method to oil my trunnions🙄🤭! Bet someone has greased them instead of oiled. 

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why do you need a grease gun for ep90 gear oil. The only thing that needs high pressure to get the oil through is the grease nipple so just take it out and put oil in with a bog standard oil can until it flows out from the seal, absolutely no need for any flashy high pressure gizmos unless you are trying to push old grease out in which case you need to strip and clean properly. So just have 1 grease gun for rear hubs and steering and then a cheap trigger oil can filled with ep90 for the trunnions.

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1 hour ago, DanMi said:

So just have 1 grease gun for rear hubs and steering and then a cheap trigger oil can filled with ep90 for the trunnions.

Two for a fiver for the grease guns to my mind is cheap and no need to remove the grease nipples.

Regards

Paul

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Just been reading the two schools of thought re oil or cv/lm grease for trunnions. If I have grease in them the only way to effectively oil them is to strip down and clean. Not sure if I want to do that or just pump more cv grease in. 

How easy is it to remove the trunnion? 

Iain 

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I use a grease gun with EP90, just as easy as using an oil can.

3 minutes ago, Iain T said:

Just been reading the two schools of thought re oil or cv/lm grease for trunnions. If I have grease in them the only way to effectively oil them is to strip down and clean. Not sure if I want to do that or just pump more cv grease in. 

How easy is it to remove the trunnion? 

Iain 

The first time I oiled the ones on my 13/60 grease came out of the trunnions. The po had obviously greased not oiled them.

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Iain,

It's an easy job to get the trunnion off, or it should be! Some have trouble getting the bolt out. I would pump the oil in, if there's grease it will be forced out. It's better off with oil and a little residue of grease rather than all grease. 

Doug

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32 minutes ago, dougbgt6 said:

Iain,

It's an easy job to get the trunnion off, or it should be!

Biggest problem is removing the brake disc shield, which makes a simple job slightly more complicated. The trunnion can't spin 100 degrees with it on, and it's bothersome taking off the nuts etc to get the shield off to check the trunnion / vertical link. 

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there is some advantage if the things have been greased  in the gun will aid flushing the grease out where as a pump can oiling from the top just tops up 

these are oil bath lubricated  grease will not work ,  a sloppy cv grease may be some compromise but   oil bath is the basic design for trunnion lubrication

pete

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2 hours ago, dougbgt6 said:

It's an easy job to get the trunnion off,

As it's supposed to be raining I'll take a look this afternoon. I'm checking the diff and gearbox oils and seeing how to set/adjust the handbrake. More neck ache tonight! 

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yes hanging upsets the best settings  so if lifted  chock/ jack block  the wheels up to a near running position 

discon a HB clevis    wind the adjuster to  really  hard lock the drum , now recon the cable to a nice fit , then de adjust the shoes to free the drum   around 4 clicks  ( on the manaul adjuster )

bear in mind if the cyl doesnt slide this will fake the lock up you need to achieve  

especially  a worn grooved back plate HB  lever pivot point 

and it keeps tipping it down here 

Pete

 

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About time i stated publicly on this subject. I have two grease guns and a couple of oil cans with pump leavers. A big grease gun for general greasing and a small one for getting in tighter one handed operation. One oil can with ep90 gl4 for the trunions and one with oil for the dash tops. There its out there. Can't remember the makes as had them for years!

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