A grease gun (plastic-tipped), also known as a ‘spill kit’ or ‘drip gun’ is an efficient workshop tool used for lubricating a variety of moving parts. The application of grease to moving components can reduce friction and help keep them moving freely. Grease gun uses compressed air or oil to lubricate moving parts. A grease gun (plastic-tipped) is quite popular as a grease lubricant tool because it is small and easy to use and can be taken anywhere. The main advantage of using a plastic-tipped gun in a garage or workshop is that you do not need any specialist knowledge of how to use a spray gun to apply grease.
A grease gun (plastic-tipped) is a popular grease lubricant tool used for lubricating moving parts. The main function of this tool is to apply grease through an aperture into a specific area, usually between a grease cartridge and a bearing. The gun can be adjusted to set the suction pressure (the amount of pressure that the gun pumps into the area to be lubricated). You can adjust the pressure until you obtain the right level of friction to reduce heat build-up and ensure that bearings and cylinders are running smoothly. This is called a low pressure gun.
To operate the grease gun you must remove the air compressor from your car. Remove the air compressor from the vehicle by removing the accessory brackets from the air cylinder. Turn off the engine and open the hood. Unscrew the front panel and locate the air compressor in the bucket alongside the air hose and the fittings.
Take out the flexible hose attached to the end of the tube. Line up the flexible hose with the air compressor’s intake port. Place the flexible hose over the intake port and slowly insert it down into the engine compartment. Pulling the flexible hose back out of the engine compartment, you should see two holes – one on top of the engine block at the bottom and one inside the engine block at the top – the holes are the exit point for the grease gun.
Get a cordless screwdriver and grip the end of the flexible hose. Press down until you feel a snap – that’s the handle coming out. That’s the handle you are going to break to pull the gun out. The gun should come out fairly easily but you will need to practice using the wrench on the bolts and screws to ensure that you get it right. Once you have the gun out, look for the valve to close.
If you have either a manual or a cordless grease gun you will have two loading options: open or closed. Grease guns which have an open loading option are easy to use. Simply place the air compressor’s intake port on the bottom of your auto body and pump up through the port. You will notice a small suction opening on the end of the hose. Then just put the tank in the vehicle and use the suction to pump the tank up through the hose.
But if your auto body has a closed loading option, you have a slightly trickier task. The same type of suction mechanism that lets you pump the tank up does not let you depress the lever all the way. Instead, you must depress the lever just past the nozzle and slowly, carefully, pump the air into the hose.
There are a few ways that an oil-powered, cordless grease gun can be used for your vehicle. One method is as a quick way to lube your tires and it is used more often than you might think. Another use for an air-pumped greaser is to lubricate threaded hardware such as tie rods and nuts so that they don’t rust when they’re removed from the vehicle. Yet another way is to use the powerful air-pump to pump up a can of oil and reuse it to lubricate various moving parts of a moving piece of equipment.