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1970 Ford F250 - Zerk hygiene

If I’m greasing my zerk fittings, is it better to take them out and clean them first?

Just clean them of the dirt and then just use the grease gun . No need to remove them .

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Wipe the outside with a rag, grease the joint, wipe the excess.

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There is a little ball at the end that only allows grease under pressure to enter, no worries. There is a greater chance of contamination if removed, my thought.

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Or breakage

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If you have problems injecting grease,

Get the Ramo-Matic zerk fitting cleaner.

Tester

Yup, the only thing I will add is that they all are not screwed in. Some are pressed/knocked/pounded in so you’ll ruin them taking them out. I used to install zirks in wheels during my school years-lots and lots of them.

Wow, that’s what I call advice. Much thanks, folks!