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#4487227 - 08/13/17 11:12 AM tacoma upper ball joint schaeffer's 278 polyurea
hiflo Offline


Registered: 07/07/15
Posts: 20
Loc: mississippi
Hi just replaced both upper ball joints on a toyota tacoma the joints came with a white grease but instead i used schaeffer's 278 polyurea. i was thinking it had to be better than the toyota grease. what do you think?

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#4487310 - 08/13/17 12:43 PM Re: tacoma upper ball joint schaeffer's 278 polyurea [Re: hiflo]
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Registered: 11/20/06
Posts: 18845
Loc: MA, Mittelfranken.de
The 274 is okay but its more of a high speed grease, personally I use the Schaeffer 238 for front end parts, they are slow moving highly loaded parts so the 5% moly really helps.
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#4487314 - 08/13/17 12:48 PM Re: tacoma upper ball joint schaeffer's 278 polyurea [Re: hiflo]
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Registered: 12/11/09
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Just replaced the upper ball joints on my F-150 and used 274. Been using it for years and works for me. To Trav's point the 238 does have more moly, but IIRC 274 has 3%, so still a healthy dose.
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#4487545 - 08/13/17 04:17 PM Re: tacoma upper ball joint schaeffer's 278 polyurea [Re: SVTCobra]
Trav Offline


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I cant find any mention of moly in the 278 though. Yes the 274 has 3% and the 238 5% moly, either would be preferable to the 278 for front end joints IMO.

http://stores.buyschaefferoil.com/products/schaeffers-278-super-polyurea-grease-2-30-tube-case.html
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#4487902 - 08/13/17 09:39 PM Re: tacoma upper ball joint schaeffer's 278 polyurea [Re: Trav]
hiflo Offline


Registered: 07/07/15
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Loc: mississippi
yea the schaeffer's 238 sound great! the upper ball joint is sealed for life it's greased at installation no zerk. the only grease i had on hand was valvoline synpower and schaeffer's 278 so i went with the 278.

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