Journey with Confidence RV GPS App RV Trip Planner RV LIFE Campground Reviews RV Maintenance Take a Speed Test Free 7 Day Trial ×
RV Trip Planning Discussions

Go Back   iRV2 Forums > THE CHASSIS CLUB FORUMS > Ford Motorhome Chassis Forum
Click Here to Login
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
Reply
  This discussion is proudly sponsored by:
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about their products on iRV2
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 07-08-2007, 10:30 AM   #1
Senior Member
 
LPD218's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Kansas city, MO
Posts: 204
Hello, New today to the forum and had a question on zerks on the u-joints. I found them and after several attempts to fit the lube nozzel I was unable to get a fit to get grease in. I have three different heads on the grease gun and none would seal. The zerks were all in the 5 o'clock position. Does it take a special nozzel or does the drive shaft have to be rotated. I can't see how rotating would help this issue.

Also, it was obvious that the rubber cap on the stearing box zerk had never been removed before it looked dry and there was no grease showing until I put some in.

Thanks in advance.

Dave T.
2001 Bounder 34D
Ford Chassis
Jeep Wrangler Unlimited
__________________
Dave T.
2004 MERDIAN 36G Freightliner & CAT C7 330
Retired LEO
LPD218 is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

iRV2.com RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 07-08-2007, 10:30 AM   #2
Senior Member
 
LPD218's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Kansas city, MO
Posts: 204
Hello, New today to the forum and had a question on zerks on the u-joints. I found them and after several attempts to fit the lube nozzel I was unable to get a fit to get grease in. I have three different heads on the grease gun and none would seal. The zerks were all in the 5 o'clock position. Does it take a special nozzel or does the drive shaft have to be rotated. I can't see how rotating would help this issue.

Also, it was obvious that the rubber cap on the stearing box zerk had never been removed before it looked dry and there was no grease showing until I put some in.

Thanks in advance.

Dave T.
2001 Bounder 34D
Ford Chassis
Jeep Wrangler Unlimited
__________________
Dave T.
2004 MERDIAN 36G Freightliner & CAT C7 330
Retired LEO
LPD218 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-08-2007, 03:48 PM   #3
Senior Member
 
Ford Super Duty Owner
Join Date: Feb 2002
Posts: 496
I have a flex hose on my gun and have no problem getting it to seal. Do you have the needle adapter for the gun (it just pushes into the tip of the zerk)it may work.
__________________
2001 Sea View 31' F53 1 slide 8310 133,000+mi
2012 Jeep Liberty Smi stay and play Duo brake system
Security by Bentley, KF6HCH, God Bless
John Wayne is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-08-2007, 04:32 PM   #4
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2000
Location: North East Indiana
Posts: 1,995
I use an air pressure gun with a standard zerk fitting and the flexible hose. I have had no problem with my U-joint zerks at all. I can see with a non flexible shaft it might be a bear. Find some way to grease the Universals, they need it.
Izzyblueye is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-09-2007, 04:10 AM   #5
Senior Member
 
LPD218's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Kansas city, MO
Posts: 204
Thanks! I'll give them another try.
__________________
Dave T.
2004 MERDIAN 36G Freightliner & CAT C7 330
Retired LEO
LPD218 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-09-2007, 03:42 PM   #6
Senior Member
 
LPD218's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Kansas city, MO
Posts: 204
Folks,

Went to Auto Zone and told them of my issue. They sold me a neddle nozzel and it worked just fine.

Learning something new every day!
__________________
Dave T.
2004 MERDIAN 36G Freightliner & CAT C7 330
Retired LEO
LPD218 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
2004 W20 Grease Zerks JC2 Workhorse and Chevrolet Chassis Motorhome Forum 4 09-22-2008 06:17 AM
Chassis zerks - 2007 40 and 42 Bus Rob&Sue Tiffin Owner's Forum 3 09-05-2008 04:28 AM
Zerks Not Taking Max1 Excel Owner's Forum 6 07-31-2008 04:03 PM
Zerks for Driver M&EM Workhorse and Chevrolet Chassis Motorhome Forum 7 02-06-2006 05:48 PM
Grease Fittings (Zerks) criscriscola Workhorse and Chevrolet Chassis Motorhome Forum 9 01-17-2006 05:54 PM

» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 11:51 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2022, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.