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#3368972 - 05/11/14 09:31 PM Want to change from Mobil 1 - compatibity
BMW318tiCS Offline


Registered: 12/27/03
Posts: 48
Loc: Fort Collins, CO
Hi, I want to move away from using the M1 synthetic grease in the ball joints and u-joints of my Jeep. I don't like the way it constantly weeps out of my gun or joints. I found here that it's a lithium complex type, so I'm looking for something compatible, chemistry-wise, to switch to. Any recommendations for a quality grease that's available at common autoparts stores?
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#3368973 - 05/11/14 09:33 PM Re: Want to change from Mobil 1 - compatibity [Re: BMW318tiCS]
artificialist Offline


Registered: 09/23/07
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Loc: Florida
I use Valvoline Durablend and never have a problem. If you want a fully synthetic grease, there is Valvoline Synpower.

You can get them at Carquest, and possibly at NAPA.
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#3368994 - 05/11/14 10:08 PM Re: Want to change from Mobil 1 - compatibity [Re: BMW318tiCS]
Rand Offline


Registered: 08/20/03
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I have noticed that about m1 grease also.. its by far the worst offender I've ever used or seen at juicing
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#3369020 - 05/11/14 10:37 PM Re: Want to change from Mobil 1 - compatibity [Re: BMW318tiCS]
JHZR2 Offline



Registered: 12/14/02
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I've never had luck with any grease. Even some high end amsoil I had in my gun with the pressure removed ultimately separated into a big mess.

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#3369034 - 05/11/14 10:58 PM Re: Want to change from Mobil 1 - compatibity [Re: BMW318tiCS]
Black_Thunder Offline


Registered: 09/23/06
Posts: 990
Loc: Wisconsin
I either run the Mystik brand or even the Rotella brand.

seems to stick fairly well.
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#3369106 - 05/12/14 04:47 AM Re: Want to change from Mobil 1 - compatibity [Re: artificialist]
Char Baby Offline


Registered: 05/25/05
Posts: 8625
Loc: Western NY
Originally Posted By: artificialist
I use Valvoline Durablend and never have a problem. If you want a fully synthetic grease, there is Valvoline Synpower.

You can get them at Carquest, and possibly at NAPA.


I have had the RED Mobil 1 greace and it too weeped out of my greace gun. I switched to the Valvoline Synpower grease and it looked a bit like clay, not creamy and I thought it was a bad tube. I haven't used either since.


Edited by Char Baby (05/12/14 04:48 AM)
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#3369114 - 05/12/14 05:21 AM Re: Want to change from Mobil 1 - compatibity [Re: BMW318tiCS]
NHGUY Offline


Registered: 10/09/11
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Loc: USA
I wouldn't have used M1 at all,and gone to your Chrysler dealer and ask for Mopar Multi Mileage Lube.Its long strand and contains barium .Its been around Chrysler since the 1960s anyway.

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#3369163 - 05/12/14 07:25 AM Re: Want to change from Mobil 1 - compatibity [Re: BMW318tiCS]
Eddie Offline


Registered: 12/07/03
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Agree that the best is the MOPAR grease. Used it since 1995 witout any problems with weaping or BALL JOINTS.
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#3370216 - 05/13/14 08:28 AM Re: Want to change from Mobil 1 - compatibity [Re: BMW318tiCS]
tig1 Offline


Registered: 01/03/09
Posts: 11449
Loc: Illinois
A good quality grease is supposed to have some seperation for the best lubrication. Here is an article from M1 on the subject.

http://www.mobil1.lt/galery/_mobil1/Tepalai/alyvos_istekejimas_is_tepalo_angl.pdf


Edited by tig1 (05/13/14 08:30 AM)
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#3373548 - 05/16/14 06:40 PM Re: Want to change from Mobil 1 - compatibity [Re: BMW318tiCS]
SargeBB Offline


Registered: 06/24/08
Posts: 149
Loc: Texas
Mystik JT-6 Hi-Temp NLGI #2 is Lithium Complex, available at Wal-Mart and meets the stringent Spicer standards for U-Joints. It also meets NLGI GC-LB requirements, which means it is Nationally certified for the applications you specify. Being LC (like Mobil-1) it is certainly compatible w/the M-1. Also two other bonuses are no moly and, if you'll lock back the grease-gun handle after each use, it bleeds little, if any.

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#3376607 - 05/20/14 03:34 PM Re: Want to change from Mobil 1 - compatibity [Re: BMW318tiCS]
buck91 Offline


Registered: 04/17/12
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Loc: West Michigan
Been using valvoline synpower grease in my 14oz gun for the past couple years. I take the pressure off but have stores it upright as well as flat, through summer and wintrr in the garage with little to no weeping/dripping.
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#3377998 - 05/22/14 04:51 AM Re: Want to change from Mobil 1 - compatibity [Re: SargeBB]
Rob_Roy Offline


Registered: 10/26/08
Posts: 905
Loc: Northern, NY
Originally Posted By: SargeBB
Mystik JT-6 Hi-Temp NLGI #2 is Lithium Complex, available at Wal-Mart and meets the stringent Spicer standards for U-Joints. It also meets NLGI GC-LB requirements, which means it is Nationally certified for the applications you specify. Being LC (like Mobil-1) it is certainly compatible w/the M-1. Also two other bonuses are no moly and, if you'll lock back the grease-gun handle after each use, it bleeds little, if any.


JT-6 is arguably one of the best greases that is on the shelf in most areas. To do better you need to look at the specialty oil companies. Amsoil, LE, Schaeffers, Texas Refinery, etc.
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