Options For Your Grease Gun

When your car needs to be serviced, you might want to try cleaning out the engine with a grease gun instead of using an airbrush. Airbrushes tend to leave streaks, clouds, and other residue. Grease guns tend to work faster than an airbrush. This is a greener way to go.

Before you start applying the lubricating greases, make sure you have an appropriate sized container of oil for your machine. Instructions come with some types of grease guns. If you don’t know what type you need, ask for assistance. Most professional repair shops have at least one supply of oil that is specifically labeled for their machines.

You’ll also need some type of fluid to transfer the lubricant and greases. Grease and fluid storage conditions vary according to each type and brand. Some general lubricants are water, petroleum, ethylene, propylene glycol (EPDM), calcium carbonate, etc. Your vehicle’s manual should provide you with specific recommendations about which type and how much to buy.

To ensure a safe and efficient transfer of grease, use a thickener system matrix. A thickener system matrix is like a paste where the greases are poured into a container. Then, you pour the container into your oil tank. Make sure you use the proper size tank according to your vehicle’s normal oil content.

If there aren’t any thickener systems in your tank, your first choice is to pour the oils directly into the engine bleed hole. Be careful about the level as you don’t want to overfill the oil tank or you will risk blowing the top off. If you have some handy bleeding tools such as a blow torch or shop Vac, you can get away with this step a bit easier. Just be aware that a bit of grease goes a long way!

The second option is to pour the base oils into your vehicle’s dipstick. Be sure to have your thickener handy and pour all of the excess grease into the dipstick. Then, add a cup of original consistency oil to the dipstick. Then, watch what happens to that mix – do you get it inside the oil tank? Be aware that some base oils may dissolve some of the grease and cause your machine to misbehave.

Last but not least, you will need to set up the storage conditions for the oil you have purchased. If you purchased your grease from a place such as a garage, storage condition may not be ideal. If it is a reliable and dependable place, the grease will certainly last quite a while before needing to be changed. However, if it is a less than satisfactory storage situation, you might need to change out your oil in more than one container. Some garages have their own containers and they usually have a top on the container and a divider that keep the two different containers separated. If your garage is closed and you can’t use it for storage, you will need to set up your storage conditions to include an outside container that is sealed.

Another option for your grease containers is to purchase one with a Fahrenheit thermometer built in. This will keep you well informed about the internal temperatures of your specific containers. When you first put the container in the warmer temperature setting, you can determine how cold the contents will need to be before you open the lid. Once you have done this a few times, you will know the exact temperature range that your particular container should stay at before you open up the lid. This option is far better than the previously mentioned options because you can avoid having to wait at the end of the day or evening for your oil release to complete and you don’t have to worry about potentially burning your food.

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