I also messed up the nipple on the inside of the u joint. Damn itPull the spring out.
Extract the busted nipple with an ezy out
Disassemble grease gun nozzle, or replace it
I see there's some posts about it. I was just so pissed at myself. A ten minute PM task is now a project. I knew I shouldn't have bought the cheapie molly gun.As suggested, ez out. Nice thing is you don't need to drill, which is the hardest part of the job.
Your lucky day!
I also messed up the nipple on the inside of the u joint. Damn it
Yes I f-d up the on the inside too! I put oil on it and cleaned it up before attaching the grease hose. I need to fix that one too and that is way less accessible.Are you saying you messed up another one in a uni joint? The one you have pictures with the spring is in the yolk, or slip joint, not the uni.
The hole in the centre of the nipple will probably work as is for an ezy out, or drill out slightly bigger to get the next size up ezyout in for less chance of breaking it.
This is gonna be a real PITA getting the inside nipple. I really don’t want to drop that shaft.I don’t understand how a quick PM can turn into such a pain!
I'm inclined to follow your advice. Won't grease fly out of that little hole when the shaft spins? Do you know what size zerks these are? (I think they are called zerks). Thanks- DanSome guys with LC-OCD will stroke out at this, but leave the one in the uni joint as is.
Use a needle point fitting on the grease gun, and force grease in through the busted nipple.
Keep the grease up to it, it's not gonna matter a lot.
You could probably drive a wood screw into the nipple to keep water /dirt out.
Leave it as is until it's time for new uni joints
A small amount will, but freshly greased uni joints will fling a bit out anyway.I'm inclined to follow your advice. Won't grease fly out of that little hole when the shaft spins? Do you know what size zerks these are? (I think they are called zerks). Thanks- Dan
I’m not stressing so much. Just disappointed a simple PM turns into a project.Why are you stressing about this?
Why don't you just drop the drive shaft and fix it. It's 8 14mm nuts and bolts and will take 5 minutes to remove and replace the zirks on a bench.
Any auto parts store will have a bag of multiple size zirks for a few dollars.
A wood screw? Really?
I totally understand how something so small like greasing a driveshaft can turn into a whole ordeal. My "slack throttle" noise drove me insane when I first bought my 80, so in greasing both driveshafts, I learned that the slip yoke on the rear drive shaft had some play. That turned into a new rear driveshaft and front double carndan shaft. Then new engine and trans mounts and they were all cracked and letting go. Then new panhard bars front and rear as those bushing were cracked and falling out. Then rear upper and lower control arms. Now my suspension is all new and my rear pinion angle is happy so no noise while driving...I’m not stressing so much. Just disappointed a simple PM turns into a project.
I’m not stressing so much. Just disappointed a simple PM turns into a project.