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#4499718 - 08/27/17 07:11 PM Need a new grease
Spike555 Offline


Registered: 08/15/17
Posts: 36
Loc: 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?

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#4499724 - 08/27/17 07:19 PM Re: Need a new grease [Re: Spike555]
Kool1 Offline


Registered: 01/25/13
Posts: 906
Loc: 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

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#4499726 - 08/27/17 07:23 PM Re: Need a new grease [Re: Spike555]
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Registered: 11/20/06
Posts: 18909
Loc: MA, Mittelfranken.de
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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#4499732 - 08/27/17 07:30 PM Re: Need a new grease [Re: Spike555]
danez_yoda Offline


Registered: 07/18/09
Posts: 471
Loc: 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.

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#4499777 - 08/27/17 08:21 PM Re: Need a new grease [Re: Spike555]
123Saab Offline


Registered: 10/27/10
Posts: 1585
Loc: PA
There are still cars out there with Zerks?
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#4499783 - 08/27/17 08:26 PM Re: Need a new grease [Re: Spike555]
Kool1 Offline


Registered: 01/25/13
Posts: 906
Loc: California
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.

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#4499785 - 08/27/17 08:27 PM Re: Need a new grease [Re: 123Saab]
andyd Offline


Registered: 09/25/04
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Loc: Marshfield , MA
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
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#4499819 - 08/27/17 09:08 PM Re: Need a new grease [Re: Trav]
ArcticDriver Offline


Registered: 01/27/17
Posts: 1139
Loc: 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.
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#4499822 - 08/27/17 09:08 PM Re: Need a new grease [Re: Spike555]
Rand Offline


Registered: 08/20/03
Posts: 12653
Loc: NE,Ohio
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.
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#4499833 - 08/27/17 09:19 PM Re: Need a new grease [Re: Spike555]
ArcticDriver Offline


Registered: 01/27/17
Posts: 1139
Loc: USA
What is it that makes Green Grease so good?

Thanks for insight.
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#4499837 - 08/27/17 09:25 PM Re: Need a new grease [Re: Spike555]
Merkava_4 Offline


Registered: 01/30/07
Posts: 17501
Loc: Clovis, CA
I use the Sta-Lube in the purple cartridge because it's melt proof.

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#4499881 - 08/27/17 10:16 PM Re: Need a new grease [Re: Spike555]
AMC Offline


Registered: 10/17/10
Posts: 893
Loc: South Eastern, CT
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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#4499885 - 08/27/17 10:27 PM Re: Need a new grease [Re: 123Saab]
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Registered: 06/05/03
Posts: 16843
Loc: 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
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#4499894 - 08/27/17 10:39 PM Re: Need a new grease [Re: Spike555]
Spike555 Offline


Registered: 08/15/17
Posts: 36
Loc: 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.

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#4499898 - 08/27/17 10:45 PM Re: Need a new grease [Re: AMC]
4WD Offline


Registered: 09/21/10
Posts: 6436
Loc: 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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