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    Bearing Grease

    Been using regular Valviline red wheel bearing grease for the trailer. Seems to really thin out and became watery.

    What are you guys using that’s holding up and maintaining viscosity ? Hearing some of the synthetics are a good choice ??

    How many miles between lubing the bearings up agsin ??

    #2
    From the research I’ve done, this a great choice, both for boat trailers and non

    https://www.academy.com/shop/pdp/mys...-marine-grease

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      #3
      Ended up getting Mobil 1 synethic. Lot thicker and tacky unlike the Valvoline.

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        #4
        da green grease.
        Penguins can't fly, I can't fly, therefore I am a penguin.

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          #5
          I've been using Mystic JT-6 red for over 35 years with no complaints at all.

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            #6
            Lucas Red and Tacky

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              #7
              Originally posted by pvkj454 View Post
              Lucas Red and Tacky
              I’ve been using the Red and Tacky and have no complaints, other than clean up, its on part with antiseize....

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                #8
                For ball bearings in a poor environment I use Mobil lux ep2 grease. Good stuff.

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                  #9
                  If you can find something with high moly content go with it. The moly makes things slicker. My nephew works at the Rio Tinto copper mine. He said they make a lot of money on the moly they get while mining copper. He said it’s in high demand because of its lube qualities.

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                    #10
                    No moly for ball bearings! Moly is good for pins bushings things that slide. I have two grease guns for my crushing spread one with mobil lux for the ball bearings and one with the moly grease for the loader pins. The moly grease will reduce the life of ball bearings.

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                      #11
                      Originally posted by pvkj454 View Post
                      Lucas Red and Tacky
                      This goes in everything I have that requires grease.

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                        #12
                        Originally posted by ThePanzerFuhrer View Post
                        No moly for ball bearings! Moly is good for pins bushings things that slide. I have two grease guns for my crushing spread one with mobil lux for the ball bearings and one with the moly grease for the loader pins. The moly grease will reduce the life of ball bearings.
                        Didn’t know that.

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                          #13
                          Originally posted by ThePanzerFuhrer View Post
                          No moly for ball bearings! Moly is good for pins bushings things that slide. I have two grease guns for my crushing spread one with mobil lux for the ball bearings and one with the moly grease for the loader pins. The moly grease will reduce the life of ball bearings.
                          I am in complete agreement with this. Try to keep
                          moly out of anything that spins quickly. Bushings, puns, ball joints, tie rods, Johnny joints all do well with a high moly grease. I like valvoline Ford/Lincoln/mercury grease, it’s cheap and has a reasonably good moly content. Spinny stuff gets Mobil 1 synthetic in my shop (I think I actually have amsoil in that gun right now). I would say I probably get 20% more life out of bearings and ujoints using the right grease in them.

                          Everyone should definitely do some reading over on bob is the oil guy next time you get a chance to kill an hour. It’s the ibb of lube. There’s a lot of science that goes into grease, and you can quickly figure out why moly is great on sliding or slowly rotating joints, and not the greatest for applications where you want shit to roll. Shits not going to go up in flames if you use moly grease in bearings, but you are not going to get the best life or performance out of them
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                            #14
                            Didn’t know about the moly and ball bearings. Just figured it was good stuff.

                            The valvioline stuff I was using was the cheap 5 bucks a tube stuff. Got thin and oily in the bearings.

                            Have to go back and look at Bob the oil guy site. Been a while.

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