Grease Nipples, Zerks, Fittings

Started by BruceK, June 27, 2022, 07:41:52 AM

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BruceK

I'm tired of trying to grease my Mini's front suspension only to have the grease fittings not accept any new grease. I've tried heating them up with a heat gun to soften any old hard grease that may be blocking them, but still no luck putting new grease in. I'm talking about both the ball joints and the upper arm grease nipples not accepting grease. (No problems greasing the rear trailing arms).

So I plan to replace the grease fittings but I don't want to have to get them from MM or Seven and way overpay with shipping for what should be available online, say from Amazon.   Does anyone know the size grease nipples the Mini uses? 
1988 Austin Mini
2002 MINI Cooper S
1992 Toyota LiteAce (JDM)
1997 Jeep Wrangler Sahara

MiniDave

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I think the thread size is 1/4-28, I have a bunch let me go check. You can get them at any auto parts store, BTW. Just pop one of the old ones out and take it with you - they are not metric
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1989 Cooper Racing Green
2009 Clubman S
2014 Audi Allroad

Willie_B

Yep, 1/4-28. Get straight and angled. Any auto parts store.

BruceK

1988 Austin Mini
2002 MINI Cooper S
1992 Toyota LiteAce (JDM)
1997 Jeep Wrangler Sahara

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