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Tecalemit Grease Gun

Postby Michael.Brown » Mon May 11, 2020 9:36 pm

Hi all,

Technical question time: How do you dismantle this Tecalemit grease gun completely to give it a good clean? I suspect that the cork washer inside may not be free to move.

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Re: Tecalemit Grease Gun

Postby simon.holyfield » Mon May 11, 2020 10:56 pm

The cork washer just slides over the piston doesn't it. You could dig it out with a bit of stiff wire, and make a new one if you trash it?

I think that would be safer than trying to remove the plunger - in fact I think that you will have to dig out the cork anyway. I think the rolled on plunger just retains the spring.
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Re: Tecalemit Grease Gun

Postby GuyH » Tue May 12, 2020 9:57 am

Hi Michael, I was browsing through a 1955 copy of the Motor Cycle and I found this which may be of interest....
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Re: Tecalemit Grease Gun

Postby JohnnyBeckett » Tue May 12, 2020 2:44 pm

HI Guy that is a very good post about grease guns i was looking at one in my workshop last week wen i was looking for drill bits and i thought i
i must get it working now i can with your post thank you :D :D keep safe

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Re: Tecalemit Grease Gun

Postby Michael.Brown » Tue May 12, 2020 8:15 pm

Thank you Guy for taking the time and trouble to find this:

A great article and just what I wanted,

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Re: Tecalemit Grease Gun

Postby GuyH » Tue May 12, 2020 8:57 pm

You're welcome!
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Re: Tecalemit Grease Gun

Postby nevhunter » Wed May 13, 2020 1:13 am

Got one. Brass and it works fine if the nipple isn't damaged. Nev

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Re: Tecalemit Grease Gun

Postby JohnnyBeckett » Thu May 14, 2020 6:18 pm

HI Guy i got my old grease gun out and opened it and put it in the cleaning tank to get the old grease out i have put it back together and put grease in now it works well :D :D :D :D thank you KEEP SAFE

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Re: Tecalemit Grease Gun

Postby GuyH » Thu May 14, 2020 10:57 pm

Excellent news. I've got an old Tecalmit and may also have a go at stripping it as well. That'll keep me occupied for a day of the lockdown!
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