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tacoma upper ball joint schaeffer's 278 polyurea #4487227
08/13/17 10:12 AM
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hiflo Offline OP
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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?

Re: tacoma upper ball joint schaeffer's 278 polyurea [Re: hiflo] #4487310
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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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Re: tacoma upper ball joint schaeffer's 278 polyurea [Re: hiflo] #4487314
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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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Re: tacoma upper ball joint schaeffer's 278 polyurea [Re: SVTCobra] #4487545
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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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Re: tacoma upper ball joint schaeffer's 278 polyurea [Re: Trav] #4487902
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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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