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Hello All,

I want to do the same as the bolts with the grease nipples, as in this link:
https://scooterlab.uk/mp3fuoco-grease-nipples-tech/

I have a question, I did not concentrate on the M6 Grease nipple, and the one I got was M3, I think. The engineer who will do them for me asked me about the width of the hole to drill, and I informed him that it should be 5.5mm, but when he looked at the nipples he mentioned they are M3 (3mm), so he told me he know what to do,,, [he is the engineer!!!]
so my question is: will it make any difference in the performance of this is if using M3 grease nipple instead of M6? I am not a mechanic and have just basic info, the only thing I think is the nipple will be smaller in size and will take a bit longer to pass the grease, am I correct? or it will not work at all? any clarification will be highly appreciated.

thanks,
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It doesn't matter 3mm or 6mm. Maybe this information is a little late .....
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M3 is quite small. M3 drilling/taping is more delicate than M5 or M6. But OK. There are also M5 ones!
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why not just go buy the M6 fittings ? its not like they are $100.
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old as dirt wrote:
why not just go buy the M6 fittings ? its not like they are $100.
Hi, that is the obvious to do, but we are in lock down now in Sydney. So it is a bit hard to do as I bought those before lock down and the engineer was open now, and I already passed the items to him, then asked the question. If I have not passed them, I would have bought them online. With the restrictions, going out of the house is a bit tricky.... you need a reason to do it,
so all those factors came to play in one time.....
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Bylead wrote:
It doesn't matter 3mm or 6mm. Maybe this information is a little late .....
Hi,
all done now, no worries, but thanks for the info!
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waspmike wrote:
M3 is quite small. M3 drilling/taping is more delicate than M5 or M6. But OK. There are also M5 ones!
thanks for the info, all done now !

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