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blue64 Paul Hanley
Eastern Chesapeake Bay, MD, USA   USA
Thank you, dpo, for installing this. To grease, remove driveshaft, and disassemble as the nipple is too short and obstructed by the yoke. Nice! No wrench will fit in to extract and replace it either.

Assembly is the reverse of disassembly. This time with a longer nipple screwed in straight.

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ghnl Silver Member Eric Russell
Mebane, NC, USA   USA
1961 MG MGA "Calvin"
As you likely know, one of the yoke arms has a slight notch in it. Properly assembled, the grease zerk would be in that area, allowing room for a standard grease gun to fit.

For your situation, you might try a different fitting on your grease gun. Or a needle adapter.

Something like this:
or this:

Eric Russell ~ Mebane, NC
1961 MGA #61, 1981 Alfa Romeo GTV6, 1984 Alfa Romeo Spider, 1991 Honda ST1100

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DevonMG John Russell
Okehampton, Devon, UK   GBR
You can buy longer grease nipples (zerk fittings). My drive shaft had them originally and I've just replaced them with two from Moss.

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paddyreardon Paddy Reardon
Calne, Wiltshire., UK   GBR
1933 Morris Minor "Evie"
1956 MG Magnette ZA
I use a cone type grease gun fitting to get to the nipple, and almost all the other ones on the car. Works at quite a wide range of angles of approach.

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Mitchman2 Mitchell Andrus
Mills River, NC, USA   USA
Don't go through the trouble of replacing it if the UJ is still OK.

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