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How many squirts?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by bigmooze, Aug 2, 2009.

  1. Aug 2, 2009 at 10:10 AM
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    bigmooze

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    I want to grease my drive shaft today. The owner's manual says I need Lithium-based grease that satisfies NLGI #2. So I bought some Pennzoil Pennlith Ultra EP-2. Will this do the trick? It's not synthetic, so I'm thinking I will be OK to add it to the factory grease - is this correct?

    If that is the correct grease, how many pumps do I give each zerk fitting? Never done this before, so any help would be great. Thanks.
     
  2. Aug 2, 2009 at 10:14 AM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Moderator

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    2 or 3 should be fine.
     
  3. Aug 2, 2009 at 10:16 AM
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    bigmooze

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    Holy moly Chris that was fast, lol. Thanks man. Is that type of grease OK for that application?
     
  4. Aug 2, 2009 at 10:37 AM
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    URBIKESUCKS

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    was gonna ask the same question, Is there any other points that I can greese while I'm under the trk?
     
  5. Aug 2, 2009 at 10:40 AM
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    watch close for the oozing out n wipe any excess.... haven't done my toyota yet either
     
  6. Aug 2, 2009 at 12:01 PM
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    Are you talking about the u-joints? Keep pumping until you see good clean grease come out. Wipe off the excess...

    For the slip yoke...a few pumps is good. I've pumped until I've watched the slip actually start moving. I don't even know if the 2nd gen trucks have a slip yoke zerk.... 1st gens do.
     
  7. Aug 2, 2009 at 12:16 PM
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    DeeKay21

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    X2. I did mine about 6 months ago with some normal "non" special grease and it worked fine. Oh and even if you get the excess, you will still see splash marks after a drive around town. Don't sweat those, I already asked chris4x4 about it!!!:D
     
  8. Aug 2, 2009 at 12:59 PM
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    chris4x4

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    :) You should be good to go with that grease.
     
  9. Aug 2, 2009 at 1:32 PM
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    wildjerseyfirefighter

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    i grease all my zerks untill I see greese come out, then wipe up the access.
     
  10. Aug 2, 2009 at 1:36 PM
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    Like said before, grease until the nice clean stuff starts oozing. Wipe it up really good or it'll fling all over once your driveshaft spins.
     
  11. Aug 2, 2009 at 1:42 PM
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    I think some of our trucks don't have any zerks. I've looked all over mine meticulously and can't find even one. This might be exclusive to prerunners. Does anyone know about this? I've cleaned everything really well too so I'm sure I'm not missing them due to being covered up by dirt or grease.:confused:
     
  12. Aug 2, 2009 at 1:44 PM
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    This forum is cool... thanks for all the help. I will go ahead and grease 'er up. That will put an end to this weekend's putzing around (except a wash tomorrow).. trimmed my front mudflaps yesterday, installed some back-up lights and changed my air filters. Oh, and upgraded some wiring on my CB radio. I love long weekends.
     
  13. Aug 2, 2009 at 1:55 PM
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    chris4x4

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    The Prerunners dont have zerks. Only the 4x4's
     
  14. Aug 2, 2009 at 1:58 PM
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    Thanks Chris. Nothin worse than wasting my weekend looking for something that's not there...lol. I'm glad I didn't go buy a grease gun too.;)
     
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    Thread title kinda sounds dirty. Eh. Maybe its just me.:devil:
     
  16. Aug 2, 2009 at 2:01 PM
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    chris4x4

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    :)
     
  17. Aug 2, 2009 at 2:21 PM
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    HAHA... when I clicked the link I thought this thread was titled "How many squirrels?"

    Um, maybe I should go do something outside now... :pccoffee:
     
  18. Aug 2, 2009 at 3:14 PM
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    Either way on the title, the answer is still: "Two or three.":D
     
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