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Replacing zerk fittings

Finalling got the old Ariens running like a top. Does anyone know if you can replace the zirk fittings and how to do it.
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They have threads, and can be unscrewed, and replaced. Why do you think that you need to replace them? Don't they work?
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The ones on my 10000 series augers seem to be pressed in. I've pulled out one when I removed the grease gun! I don't think you could use the threaded type on the augers. I just held the gun against the hole, I think I read on here where there's a rubber tip attachment for the grease gun. Curious what others have done. Assuming were talking about the same auger zirks.
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The ones on my 10000 series augers seem to be pressed in. I've pulled out one when I removed the grease gun! I don't think you could use the threaded type on the augers. I just held the gun against the hole, I think I read on here where there's a rubber tip attachment for the grease gun. Curious what others have done. Assuming were talking about the same auger zirks.
The zerks on the augers of my 1978? 9240xx series are screw in.

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Some do have press in but most are screw in. I had the same "what the ??" moment when one pulled out on me. Just depends on if you have enough room to use a screw in and if so I'd clean it real well and use a thread locker on it as you likely can't screw it all the way in.
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Rubber tipped grease gun end. They have screw on and also a quick attach using a normal zerk at one end.

http://www.autozone.com/grease-and-c...dapter/466602/

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I believe its a 1972 one fitting is missing and one came off in my grease gun. Its hard to tell if it has threads on it. If they would just pop in i would think they would keep coming off. When i tried to unscrew it, it only turns so far each way.
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If they're threaded, the smallest grease fittings take a ¼" X 28 tap. If the threads are gone, you may have to go uo to the next size . . . . which I think is 5/16". I just replaced a few . . . . and installed others where they didn't exist.
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I believe its a 1972 one fitting is missing and one came off in my grease gun. Its hard to tell if it has threads on it. If they would just pop in i would think they would keep coming off. When i tried to unscrew it, it only turns so far each way.
Does the zerk have a hex head at the base? If so, it was probably threaded. If not it would be a press in.

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Does the zerk have a hex head at the base? If so, it was probably threaded. If not it would be a press in.
Skutflut, no they don't have a hex head. How do you keep them from coming out when greasing? Are they available at any hardware store?
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Here's a chart of fittings that might come in handy - Zerk Fittings / Grease Fittings




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