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Grease gun recommendation

Discussion in '5th Gen 4Runners (2010+)' started by lodi781, Apr 7, 2022.

  1. Apr 7, 2022 at 6:36 PM
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    lodi781

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    ARB BP-51 suspension, T-13 coils, BF Goodrich AT2 275 70 r17, Gobi rack, black oak LED single LB.
    Don’t have one, need one. What’s everyone using?
     
  2. Apr 7, 2022 at 8:40 PM
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    Jere39

    Jere39 Rattlesnake Trail - Sproul SF

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    I've tried plenty of different grease guns, and was never happy with any of them. I always had problems with leakage on the shelf, and even bigger problems when re-loading them. Until I splurged and bought one of these:

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    It's a Lube Shuttle (see https://lube-shuttle.us/) Instead of pushing a replacement cartridge into the tube then pushing the plunger through the grease and priming, these replacement cartridges screw into the tube. No messy reloads. I added a Lock N Lube (https://locknlube.com/) coupling and this thing is clean, and efficient. I work on my own tractor, chipper, ATV, and 4Runner. My tractor has a driveshaft zerk that is impossible to get the coupling on, so I bought a right angle coupling and then for an even more difficult location a grease needle:

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    I still prefer a manual pump over one of the nice battery pumps. These aren't cheap, but I have more invested in a small pile of leaking cheaper ones on my shelf.
     
  3. Apr 8, 2022 at 2:51 AM
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    Toy4X4

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    We use a regular manual gun like the shown above, while we do have a battery operated one, I prefer the manual one for the 4runner because these zerks require only a few pumps to maintain, the electric one is used on the farm equip. There are several models and makes to choose from, if you like youtube, check: projectfarm for the 'lowdown' on grease guns... he has vids on everything, he probably has vids on grease guns too.
     
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  4. Apr 8, 2022 at 3:49 AM
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    whippersnapper02

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    I use a gun from Lock n Lube.
     
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  5. Apr 8, 2022 at 5:32 AM
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    ARB BP-51 suspension, T-13 coils, BF Goodrich AT2 275 70 r17, Gobi rack, black oak LED single LB.
    Do you buy the grease from them? Or do you buy empty cartridges and fill them yourself? If you do use theirs, which lube do you use for the 4Runner unjoints?
     
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  6. Apr 8, 2022 at 5:53 AM
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    Ironguy

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    Lock n Lube works for me.
     
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  7. Apr 8, 2022 at 11:20 AM
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    Jere39

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    I use the G200 EP for everything. I buy them OEM when they have sales. But, my 4Runner only has about 800 miles on it, so I haven't lubed anything on it yet.

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  8. Apr 8, 2022 at 12:35 PM
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    BiggestAUfan

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    What is the lube schedule on the 4r and is there a "map" of all the different nipples or lubrication points?
     
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  9. Apr 8, 2022 at 3:25 PM
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    Jynarik

    Jynarik I like boobies

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    I try to do mine every tire rotation
     
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    Toyota.ARK

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    Is there a YouTube demo on the points to lube? Thanks!
     
  12. Apr 8, 2022 at 4:19 PM
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    Doubleduty

    Doubleduty Life is better on the mountain

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    Greasing is not rocket science, nor does it have to be done often enough to justify anything more than a manual with a flexible nozzle. Sorry, JMO.
     
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    Rupp1

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    I just got the locking end for my gun. Can’t wait to try it out.
     
  14. Apr 8, 2022 at 6:57 PM
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    Old goat

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    Been using this.. easy one hand use, goes on all 6 zerks on yokes and spider joints. 6503F18F-57CC-44B2-AF7A-27FA15E7E17A.jpg
     
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    Toyota.ARK

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    Bump. Is there an online reference of where the points are that need greasing? Thanks.
     
  16. Apr 8, 2022 at 8:38 PM
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    Three on each driveshaft 1,2 and A for 4x4's at least ,six total...and "A" I believe is supposed to take a different grease.
    I've been using Superlube brand grease for them all on my 3rd gen(250k miles) and my old 2010 5th gen I owned for 6 years and have NOT had the famous driveshaft clunk from sticky grease these can get.

    I have'nt greased the 22 yet.

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