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U joint grease #4506493
09/03/17 05:59 PM
09/03/17 05:59 PM
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texas
danez_yoda Offline OP
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I replaced my U-joints from the permanently sealed ones to MOOG one with the little tiny grease port (I hate that thing)

When I installed the MOOG I remove the grease that was in there and replaced with Green Grease http://www.autozone.com/greases-and-gear...ease/945652_0_0

After installation I pumped (with the special adapter) until green grease can out all 4 corners on all three U-joints.

At 5K Miles on I greased them again with the same grease and gun and much to my surprise It tool quite a few pumps to get old grease coming out of the caps. I had a light on them and all three joints did the same. I could see quite a splatter of grease on the underside of the truck so it looks like it got slung out of the caps. frown

Is there a better grease for U joints on a DD (2007 Tacoma) that pull a boats a couple times a month?

I don't like the idea of the joints running dry between oil changes. ;/ AND I'm not crawling under there every gas fillup either.

Re: U joint grease [Re: danez_yoda] #4506498
09/03/17 06:06 PM
09/03/17 06:06 PM
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If you are looking to stay with a lithium complex grease, check out Delo ESI, and Mystik JT-6 High temp.

If you have seen the light and want something other than a lithium complex grease, there are good options available from AMSOIL, Schaeffer, Texas Refinery, etc.


2016 Ford Expedition 3.5 Ecoboost
2015 Subaru Legacy 3.6
2014 Subaru Outback 2.5
1999 Ford F350, V10
Re: U joint grease [Re: danez_yoda] #4506509
09/03/17 06:20 PM
09/03/17 06:20 PM
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Trav Offline
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Originally Posted By: danez_yoda
I replaced my U-joints from the permanently sealed ones to MOOG one with the little tiny grease port (I hate that thing)

When I installed the MOOG I remove the grease that was in there and replaced with Green Grease http://www.autozone.com/greases-and-gear...ease/945652_0_0

After installation I pumped (with the special adapter) until green grease can out all 4 corners on all three U-joints.

At 5K Miles on I greased them again with the same grease and gun and much to my surprise It tool quite a few pumps to get old grease coming out of the caps. I had a light on them and all three joints did the same. I could see quite a splatter of grease on the underside of the truck so it looks like it got slung out of the caps. frown

Is there a better grease for U joints on a DD (2007 Tacoma) that pull a boats a couple times a month?

I don't like the idea of the joints running dry between oil changes. ;/ AND I'm not crawling under there every gas fillup either.


To much work for me I would toss them as fast as I put them in for maintenance free ones. If you stick with those horrors I would use Mobil 1 synthetic grease. The driveshaft shop I use also makes driveshafts and thats all they recommend.
I tried Green grease once and promptly tossed it in the trash, its too stringy and thick for my liking, I really cant think of any application for the stuff.


ASE L1, Master. Deutsch Meisterbrief.
Re: U joint grease [Re: danez_yoda] #4506527
09/03/17 06:42 PM
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I tossed a set of grease jobbers, and went with the Spicer sealed for my Toyota pickup. Better all the way around, and the sealed are actually a higher quality u-joint.


1992 Toyota Pickup--Formula Shell 10W-30--Fram PH3614
Re: U joint grease [Re: danez_yoda] #4506530
09/03/17 06:44 PM
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snow and sun
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286k on M1 grease and no replacemt of U-Joints on a 1996 Tacoma V6 4x4, greased at every 10k OCI.

Re: U joint grease [Re: danez_yoda] #4506585
09/03/17 07:26 PM
09/03/17 07:26 PM
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texas
danez_yoda Offline OP
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I switched away from the sealed Spicer ones because I wore one out at 70K miles. Stock suspension and normal daily driving.

The other caps 11 looked good with lots of grease and still blue in color. The bad one ground the needles down to powder and the end to a nub about 3/4 the diameter it should have been. Made an alarming vibration at certain speeds. I thought it was tires...nope drive axle. This was the U-joint on the rear end.

I figured the seal leaked so why not just get the ones you grease at every oil change. I'm under there anyway waiting for the oil to drain and only 3 zerks... whats the big deal?




Last edited by danez_yoda; 09/03/17 07:27 PM.
Re: U joint grease [Re: danez_yoda] #4506604
09/03/17 07:37 PM
09/03/17 07:37 PM
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Deplorable in apple valley, ca
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I have been using.....grease with moly in mine! Usually the black valvoline grease.

Some will say thats the wrong grease but I have over 200k between 2 cars and so far so good.


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87 F250 traveler 15w40
04 Tahoe super-s 10w30
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