Greased my nipples

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  1. Doodlebug

    Doodlebug Read Only Funster

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    Well not MY nipples, the ones on the rear axle of the van.

    As I had the day off work and the weather is not too bad I finally got round to greasing the nipples on my Al-ko chassis. I jacked up one side at a time used my new 4 ton bottle jack to lift the wheel off the ground then supported with an axle stand.

    Connected my grease gun and pumped around 15 or so times, simple job once the van is in the air, I aim to do this twice a year.

    It is nice to know my nipples have been attended to. :RollEyes:

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    recommended to have both wheels free at the same time so the torsion rods are fully relaxed.

    only what ive read but a little grease is better than no grease.:thumb:
     
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    Thanks

    I will do that next time.

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    Hope you got 'em all...

    I usually do mine at least twice a year...

    Especially on the propshaft (us rear wheel drivers will know what I mean)....The olduns had nipples there as well...:thumb:
     
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    I hope I got them all I didn't see any others, there was only two on the axle, as shown in the Al-ko manual. No propshaft as FWD.

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