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Model Technical and Interest => Fulvia => Topic started by: Charles Frodsham on 28 March, 2021, 09:59:40 AM



Title: Bottom ball joints
Post by: Charles Frodsham on 28 March, 2021, 09:59:40 AM
I had an enjoyable day yesterday in the garage working on the 1.6 HF. Cleaned up the front suspension components and applied some dinitrol to them. Found all 11 grease nipples, but I was unable to do the lower ball joints. They seem to be a smaller size. Any advice on what fellow members use to achieve this would greatly appreciated.



Title: Re: Bottlom ball joints
Post by: nistri on 28 March, 2021, 10:33:55 AM
Well, if it is a matter of nipple size, you can simply change the nipples or the fitting of your grease gun. There are boxes of nipples of different size to fit most applications. Don't pump too much grease in the balljoints as the rubber gaiters can be easily broken, Andrea


Title: Re: Bottlom ball joints
Post by: Charles Frodsham on 28 March, 2021, 10:36:43 AM
Many thanks Andrea. I canít seem to find anyone selling different size fittings for the grease gun, so I may have to change them. Do you know the thread size by chance?


Title: Re: Bottlom ball joints
Post by: fay66 on 28 March, 2021, 11:08:05 AM
Many thanks Andrea. I canít seem to find anyone selling different size fittings for the grease gun, so I may have to change them. Do you know the thread size by chance?
I have a nozzle on my grease gun that just pushes the ball itself down, so it can be used on any nipple whatever its size.
Brian
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Title: Re: Bottlom ball joints
Post by: Charles Frodsham on 28 March, 2021, 12:05:39 PM
Thanks Brian......do you have a photo or know where it came from?


Title: Re: Bottlom ball joints
Post by: lancialulu on 28 March, 2021, 01:37:53 PM

[/quote]Do you know the thread size by chance?
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Charles thread should be m6, but it could be m8 fine. Best unscrew one and measure.


Title: Re: Bottlom ball joints
Post by: Charles Frodsham on 28 March, 2021, 01:43:11 PM
Thanks Tim. I think I have sourced an adaptor kit which should work.


Title: Re: Bottlom ball joints
Post by: nistri on 28 March, 2021, 06:03:39 PM
Amazon.co.uk offers a wide range of adaptors and grease nipples, search for grease gun nozzle, Andrea


Title: Re: Bottlom ball joints
Post by: fay66 on 29 March, 2021, 10:26:08 AM
Thanks Brian......do you have a photo or know where it came from?
It came originally with my 'Rom Pom' grease gun I bought about 50 years ago!
Here's the photos.
Brian
8227 8)


Title: Re: Bottlom ball joints
Post by: fay66 on 29 March, 2021, 10:32:38 AM
Charles.
Pack of 5 of these (similar) on Amazon for £9.29.
Brian
8227 8)


Title: Re: Bottlom ball joints
Post by: Charles Frodsham on 01 April, 2021, 10:57:14 AM
Looks like they are M8x1 threads, so thanks Tim.

I have ordered some 45 degree replacements. The originals were 90 degree. By loosening  slightly, I was able to grease the ball joints, but itís a bit fiddly.....hence the replacements.

They clearly hadnít been used for some time and required cleaning through!

Thanks for all the inputs 👍