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    Grease fitting questions

    Is there a tell tale sign to know when you have enough grease? It mentions the weight of how much grease should go in during the maintenance intervals but I have no clue how much is actually coming out of my grease gun. I have heard you can blow the seal if you pump too much in, and on the other extreme that it has a bypass valve that will open if too much goes in.

    I have never done the grease fitting yet so I'm a little hesitant. What should I do to know I have enough in? I am using Mercruiser 2-4-C.

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    Just give it a few pumps after about 20 hrs of use. You wont blow the seal out.

    Shawn

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    Thanks Shawn!

    That's it? Just a few pumps once in awhile? What if one has missed the service interval and needs to make up for lost time. Should the tube be squished to see when it gets hard to see if there is enough grease in it?

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    you'll eventually develop a feel for your grease gun ( small ones are better for this, but the grease costs a little more) to know when there is enough..when it comes to grease fittings..less is slightly better then more, but too much is a stinking nasty mess.

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    The extra grease will purge out the intake grate then on the floor!

    It only takes 2-3 grams at a time (#2 grease), 11 grams if the housing is completely empty after a rebuild.

    Shawn

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    Thanks for the info.

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