Recent Topics
Clean thick oil in throttle body?!
by 19jacobob93
10/25/14 12:57 AM
Auto Parts Store Selling More Oil Filters Now..
by crazyoildude
10/24/14 11:27 PM
Sun facts
by oilboy123
10/24/14 11:25 PM
Cooper Zeon RS3-A Long Term Impressions
by MCompact
10/24/14 11:01 PM
Desulfator built into battery charger do they work
by Crankytank
10/24/14 10:47 PM
what are you guys flipping?
by Chris142
10/24/14 09:50 PM
Fram Ultra low prices at Rockauto $6.76
by 901Memphis
10/24/14 09:35 PM
mobil 1 vs castrol synthetic gear oil????????
by whitearrow
10/24/14 09:30 PM
5.7L Hemi Ram 1500 rod knock when cold
by butcherman
10/24/14 09:29 PM
Turbo 350 - DexIII or VI
by GSCJR
10/24/14 08:48 PM
94 Jaguar XJS 6.0 V12, 1400 mi, Unknown xW-30
by Wampahoofus
10/24/14 08:43 PM
Snow vs ice tire
by supton
10/24/14 08:35 PM
Newest Members
ChevyTwo, BrianPA, JeepCommander, hevslark, Hox
51688 Registered Users
Who's Online
40 registered (bobfather99, 1kickbuttranger, 19jacobob93, Black_Thunder, Bandito440, 901Memphis, 4 invisible), 763 Guests and 209 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Forum Stats
51688 Members
64 Forums
221173 Topics
3496872 Posts

Max Online: 2862 @ 07/07/14 03:10 PM
Donate to BITOG

Topic Options
#2570509 - 03/17/12 09:58 AM Moly grease for wheel bearings?
rustypigeon Offline


Registered: 03/27/09
Posts: 70
Loc: PA
Anyone use moly grease for wheel bearings? I have a couple tubs of Valvoline synpower and was going to repack my front wheel bearings. I have read that some people dont like moly on roller bearings due to it causing the rollers to slip. Others say that moly is the recommended grease for Ford wheel bearings. Will I have good results with the Synpower? I like using an easy to find grease that I can find at the local stores.

Top
#2570515 - 03/17/12 10:02 AM Re: Moly grease for wheel bearings? [Re: rustypigeon]
hisilver Offline


Registered: 03/08/10
Posts: 530
Loc: NC
Synpower is a very good wheel bearing grease. What I gather is that if the grease has less than or equal to 5% moly, roller bearing slip is not a concern.

Top
#2570518 - 03/17/12 10:04 AM Re: Moly grease for wheel bearings? [Re: rustypigeon]
NHGUY Offline


Registered: 10/09/11
Posts: 3379
Loc: USA
If its disc brake bearings,and its a RWD vehicle,I would say that you want a high temp grease.Brake rotors can glow red and that heat is transferred right to the hub (and thats where the bearings are).Lesser greases will thin and not flow to the rollers where its needed.

Top
#2571257 - 03/18/12 07:47 AM Re: Moly grease for wheel bearings? [Re: rustypigeon]
46Harry Offline


Registered: 01/08/12
Posts: 239
Loc: hawthorne, Ca.
If the grease has an NLGI #2 and a GC-LB rating it's good to go in disc brake wheel bearings. If I remember correctly, the Valvoline Synpower grease has that rating.

Top
#2572412 - 03/19/12 11:35 AM Re: Moly grease for wheel bearings? [Re: rustypigeon]
artificialist Offline


Registered: 09/23/07
Posts: 6899
Loc: Florida
I use Valvoline Durablend in every wheel bearing that I repack. I never had one problem.

Synpower would probably be even better.
_________________________
2010 Lancer Ralliart Sportback

Top
#2577921 - 03/24/12 08:59 AM Re: Moly grease for wheel bearings? [Re: rustypigeon]
97f150 Offline


Registered: 02/24/05
Posts: 1742
Loc: Southeast Louisiana
It should say right on the tub if its good for disc brake bearings. If so i would use it without worries.
_________________________
2012 Ford F-150 XLT Super Crew 5.0
2012 Ford Fusion SE 3.0

Top
#2579551 - 03/25/12 08:44 PM Re: Moly grease for wheel bearings? [Re: rustypigeon]
Oil Changer Offline


Registered: 08/28/06
Posts: 1413
Loc: Detroit Metro
According to the PDS, it is recommended for wheel bearings.

IMHO, Valvoline SynPower grease is the best there is for automotive applications.

Top