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Need a new grease #4499718
08/27/17 07:11 PM
08/27/17 07:11 PM
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Posts: 36
West Michigan
Spike555 Offline OP
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West Michigan
Hello all, I need a new grease for lubing u-joints, slip yokes, ball joints, tie rod ends...basically everything you lube during a normal maintence routine on your car or truck.
I have been a user of Green Grease for as long as I can remember, but it is getting harder to find at a price I am willing to pay.
I am looking at Lucas extra heavy duty grease, both are synthetic, the Green Grease is 100% water proof and is a farm implement grease, it is also has high dust resistance.
I have had excellent results with this grease.
What do you guys think? Switch to the Lucas and be done or keep hunting around for the Green Grease?

Re: Need a new grease [Re: Spike555] #4499724
08/27/17 07:19 PM
08/27/17 07:19 PM
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California
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California
I've been using WD 40 grease and buying it at Home Depot. $8.97 for the 14 ounce cartridge is affordable to me. The grease is green in color.

http://www.homedepot.com/p/WD-40-SPECIAL...00424/300639552

Re: Need a new grease [Re: Spike555] #4499726
08/27/17 07:23 PM
08/27/17 07:23 PM
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MA, Mittelfranken.de
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For the ball joints, tie rods and slip yokes a high moly (5%) would be a good choice. I like Schaeffer's 238 but not for U joints or wheel bearings, for those Mobil 1 synthetic is ideal. For CV joints Redline CV-2 is the best I have found. Just one grease doesn't make it.


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Re: Need a new grease [Re: Spike555] #4499732
08/27/17 07:30 PM
08/27/17 07:30 PM
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texas
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texas
Where are you shopping?

Autozone usually carries it. If one grease does all its worth paying a little extra. If you use alot look at amazon and buy a bulk pack.

Re: Need a new grease [Re: Spike555] #4499777
08/27/17 08:21 PM
08/27/17 08:21 PM
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PA
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There are still cars out there with Zerks?


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Re: Need a new grease [Re: Spike555] #4499783
08/27/17 08:26 PM
08/27/17 08:26 PM
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California
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I have no grease fittings in my vehicles. Every 50,000 miles I pop off my ball joints and tie rod ends. I use a needle adapter and squeeze it in between the rubber boot collars and stud on the joint. I pump the joints full of grease and let it go for another 50,000 miles.

Re: Need a new grease [Re: 123Saab] #4499785
08/27/17 08:27 PM
08/27/17 08:27 PM
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Marshfield , MA
andyd Offline
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Originally Posted By: 123Saab
There are still cars out there with Zerks?
Dood they eazy to add to ball joints. Plus my mower has 6 of them grin2


'16 Camry LE STP synth 0w20 and STP filter. the Fridge

1994 Ranger ,the Rat, 5w30 dino, STP filter

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Re: Need a new grease [Re: Trav] #4499819
08/27/17 09:08 PM
08/27/17 09:08 PM
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USA
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USA
Originally Posted By: Trav
For the ball joints, tie rods and slip yokes a high moly (5%) would be a good choice. I like Schaeffer's 238 but not for U joints or wheel bearings, for those Mobil 1 synthetic is ideal. For CV joints Redline CV-2 is the best I have found. Just one grease doesn't make it.


To follow up on Trav's recommendation:

Ford spec ESA-M1C75-B calls for a moly grease for all their trucks.


Multiple Diesel and Gasoline vehicles
Re: Need a new grease [Re: Spike555] #4499822
08/27/17 09:08 PM
08/27/17 09:08 PM
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NE,Ohio
Rand Offline
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advance auto and autozone both sell it. Tractor supply company does(or did) but havent seen it there in awhile.

If you do go to another grease you probably want 2 greases at least (as mentioned above)

a 5% moly type for some applications and a lower moly or moly free type for everything else.


2019 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk 2.0T
Re: Need a new grease [Re: Spike555] #4499833
08/27/17 09:19 PM
08/27/17 09:19 PM
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USA
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What is it that makes Green Grease so good?

Thanks for insight.


Multiple Diesel and Gasoline vehicles
Re: Need a new grease [Re: Spike555] #4499837
08/27/17 09:25 PM
08/27/17 09:25 PM
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Clovis, CA
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I use the Sta-Lube in the purple cartridge because it's melt proof.

Re: Need a new grease [Re: Spike555] #4499881
08/27/17 10:16 PM
08/27/17 10:16 PM
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South Eastern, CT
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Green Grease is good stuff. I use it in everything except high speed bearings because it has no rating for bearings.

Mystic JT6 Hi-temp is a great general purpose grease and also has very good water resistance, just like green grease.

Lucas marine grease is another lithium complex, multi-purpose grease with decent washout resistance also.


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17 Ram 1500 SLT - Napa Synthetic 5w-20
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Re: Need a new grease [Re: 123Saab] #4499885
08/27/17 10:27 PM
08/27/17 10:27 PM
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Deplorable in apple valley, ca
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Deplorable in apple valley, ca
Originally Posted By: 123Saab
There are still cars out there with Zerks?
some of us dont drive new stuff. Everything on my sig has zerks


02 Wrangler durablend 10w40
87 F250 traveler 15w40
04 Tahoe super-s 10w30
Z400 castrol T 10w40
Can am maveric edge 5w40
57 case tractor 15w40
Re: Need a new grease [Re: Spike555] #4499894
08/27/17 10:39 PM
08/27/17 10:39 PM
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West Michigan
Spike555 Offline OP
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West Michigan
My AutoZone no longer carries it. I have been buying it on Amazon, it is now $10/tube which still is not a bad price.
My Land Cruiser has 6 zerks on the prop shafts and my wifes van has 6 zerks, ball joints and sway bar end links.
Her van only gets serviced once a year, so a good high quality grease that will last is needed, even though she only drives 5k/yr she still drives it daily.
My Land Cruiser gets serviced about 3 times a yr, I wade, take it to the sand dunes, dirt roads, two tracking, deep snow...you get the idea.
So I need one grease to do it all, and like I said, Green Grease has been it.
I will not have more than one grease gun sitting around, I know me, I need one all purpose grease.
If I am doing wheel bearings then I buy it in a tub and I'll buy whatever synthetic grease is on the shelf, usually Mobil 1. But that is not often.

Re: Need a new grease [Re: AMC] #4499898
08/27/17 10:45 PM
08/27/17 10:45 PM
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Texas
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Texas
The green tube Mystik JT6 is the most waterproof - many farmers and ranchers use it here - and lots of us use in boat trailer bearings, motor zerks, jack plates etc ...
It is almost clear - and very stable in storage ...

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