Broken grease fitting

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by Tharrell, Mar 23, 2008.

  1. Tharrell

    Tharrell LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,967

    I have a broken grease fitting on the left front castor support of my Scag walkbehind.
    How do I get that booger out? Tony
  2. jkingrph

    jkingrph LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 812

    Try a small reverse twist drill bit.
  3. Breezmeister

    Breezmeister LawnSite Bronze Member
    Male, from South Jersey
    Messages: 1,796

    Well if you don't have a left hand bit, or any easy outs, anything with a tapered point that will fit in the tiny hole. I've used the awl on my Leatherman when I didn't feel like walking back to my tool box. Then just back it out. Easy as pie :drinkup:
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  4. ExecutiveLawns

    ExecutiveLawns LawnSite Member
    Messages: 180

    Easy outs work great ive done this on multiple occasions
  5. Tharrell

    Tharrell LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,967

    I knew the options but wanted some opinions, thanks. I went to Advance Auto and bought a little 5 piece kit that works with my tap and die set. It's out and grease is in there!!! Tony
    BTW, I was determined to get it out or tap a new hole.
  6. topsites

    topsites LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 21,653

    Heh man well you'll probably need that tap and die set later anyhow (I have one too) but those zerks usually come out so easy all you need is a smallish Phillips head screwdriver, or even a small flat head (like the orange Stihl thingies).
    Just thought I'd mention it, too late this time but it can come in awful handy out in the field (I dislike that stuff leaking).

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