I have a friend with a machine that has an automatic grease system. The machine is about three years old and is used daily. Several of the grease lines have recently become plugged, and trying to introduce any new grease will just rupture the lines.
The lines have been replaced already with no luck......so it must be stopped up at it's final destination.
I'm wondering if anyone has any ideas about how to unclog these things.
I have a modified grease gun that was modded to dispense oil, and I'm considering removing the plastic lines and using this to attempt to pump some solvent into the grease points to loosen things up.
I'll have to speak with the grease manufacturer to find a compatible solvent so I don't make things worse.
Obviously I'll have to then flush out all the solvent after I'm done......assuming it even works.
Any thoughts on this idea?
Any other ideas?
Its really not an option to the owner to disassemble this machine in attempt to clean by hand, but he can't continue to run this way either.