When we removed our driveshaft the CV-joint moved through its range of motion relatively well... we thought. After greasing the joint it was obvious how much stiction we had previously from both the socket being a little dry and the accumulated contaminants.
Logic dictates that our CV's life has been reduced from a lack of fresh lubrication and flushing of the old, dirty grease. We would suspect the life of our CV joint could have been extended quite substantially had we maintained it from the beginning. So get this fitting and maintain your CV driveshaft from the beginning, and just as we promised, we?ll save you money.
Where to Purchase
If your experience is anything like ours, you can't find the appropriate grease gun fitting to lubricate this joint/fitting. Locally we searched every major automotive chain, independent, and mechanical store with virtually no luck. In desperation, we even tried a needle grease fitting we found for puncturing seals and lubricating bearings... but we were suspect as to how much good we were actually doing. Which eventually brought us full circle and back to Tom Wood.
Don't you really hate it when you look last where you should have looked first?
We asked Tom for confirmation that this little inverted cone is indeed a grease fitting for maintaining the CV and that a tool does actually exist to lubricate the joint. With the myth being confirmed that such a mythical tool does indeed exist, we begged Tom to share the secret of where we could find the golden fitting that seemed to be more elusive than a 5 legged Jackalope (not to be confused with the common 4 legged Montana Jackalope).
Apparently, Tom had a whole basket of these loosely guarded golden fittings, and happily shared his treasure. With proof in hand, we resumed our search for somebody... anybody, that sells this part. Finally, we found Plews & Edelmann.
The manufacturer, Plews & Edelmann, does not sell to the public. We did find outlets that sell to stores where you could buy a whole box of like 10 of these... but we only needed one. However, we did not give up the search and eventually found ONE automotive outlet that sells them, Woody's Auto Supply. Not believing we actually found the elusive part, we spent fifteen minutes on the phone cross-referencing catalogs to make sure it was the right part and Woody's was even kind enough to put a picture of the part on their website for our readers.
For their assistance, we hereby designate Woody's Auto Supply as our official source for the the Plews & Edelmann LubriMatic 05-019 Needle Nose Dispenser. Ok, that really doesn't mean anything, but now you know where you can get the fitting. So not only are we saving you money, but also untold amounts of time. Again you can thank us? later.