different type of grease nipples on the prop shaft?

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Melchior
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different type of grease nipples on the prop shaft?

Postby Melchior » Thu May 31, 2018 3:58 pm

Hello,

My GTE shows grease nipples with flat top made of brass throughout. Only at the two nipples at the cardan joint are different (the one right beside at the prop shaft looks like all others on the car again). I assume that these two have been fitted later somewhen and by lacking the right style nipples these standard ones have been fit?!
I want to make my car as original as possible and intend to fit the flat brass nipples but need to be sure that this is correct. Can anyone confirm or advice other?

regards,

Martin
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DWR46
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Re: different type of grease nipples on the prop shaft?

Postby DWR46 » Thu May 31, 2018 7:49 pm

Martin: I do not believe that is necessarily a good assumption. The U-joints were sourced from an outside supplier and would not had to have the same style grease fitting.

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Re: different type of grease nipples on the prop shaft?

Postby DWR46 » Thu May 31, 2018 7:50 pm

I should add to my first post, that I personally do not recall seeing "button" style fittings on U-joints.

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Re: different type of grease nipples on the prop shaft?

Postby John Vardanian » Fri Jun 01, 2018 1:11 am

If you look at the original factory diagrams you'll see the Zerc fittings (not buttons) on the you joints.

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Melchior
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Re: different type of grease nipples on the prop shaft?

Postby Melchior » Fri Jun 01, 2018 10:48 am

Aha, the reason with the external supplier of the component sounds very logical. So I will leave them as is and not replace them with button style. One more time thank you very much for the information John!

regards
Martin


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