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Old 05-11-2015, 08:42 AM   #1
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I like the Red and Stickey type wheel bearing greases. I am replacing/cleaning a lot of areas that have grease fittings and would like to use the red kind. Is there any place it should NOT be used?
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Old 05-11-2015, 10:08 AM   #2
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Most any quality grease is better than NO GREASE!
Personally, I would use a High Quality, high temp, disc brake grease for the wheel bearings.
ALL wheel bearing greases are NOT EQUAL!! There's some CHEAP, INFERIOR stuff out there.
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Old 05-11-2015, 10:16 AM   #3
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I got a can of grease labeled "Timken". Figured that if Timken allowed their name on it, it was good to go for wheel bearings. BTW, it is red.

Everything else, at Tom W's recommendation, Mystic JP6. (It's also red)
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Don't use the white lithium grease on bearings, it's good for cables, hoses and rub points, but not bearings.
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Old 05-11-2015, 12:42 PM   #5
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Don't use the white lithium grease on bearings, it's good for cables, hoses and rub points, but not bearings.
white lithium drys out and turns to rock
thats the old school grease.
i dont recommend using it on anything
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Old 05-11-2015, 01:43 PM   #6
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Actually, they went with a low-bid supplier. There are very few actual grease manufacturers.
What you want is a Lithium Complex grease fortified with MoS2 and having either a
mineral oil, or synthetic PAO base oil.
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Old 05-11-2015, 02:53 PM   #7
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To clarify my original post. I am using the red wheel bearing grease for the bearings. Is it all right to use in other places - shackles, king pins, steering arms etc.
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Is there any place it should NOT be used?
Steering column, even if there is a grease fitting there.
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To clarify my original post. I am using the red wheel bearing grease for the bearings. Is it all right to use in other places - shackles, king pins, steering arms etc.
yes
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To clarify my original post. I am using the red wheel bearing grease for the bearings. Is it all right to use in other places - shackles, king pins, steering arms etc.
Yes. The only "special" grease I use is for the water pump. Wheel bearing grease for most general purpose stuff.
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