Recent Topics
2015 VW GTI autobahn oil questions
by Skyalbo
06/24/18 11:28 PM
Corrosion in the garage - salt or humidity?
by Kurtatron
06/24/18 11:13 PM
Darn dogs
by AZjeff
06/24/18 10:21 PM
New GC?
by Bullwinkle007
06/24/18 10:04 PM
The guy with the plexiglass head on you tube
by andyd
06/24/18 09:21 PM
'07 Pacifica Timing Belt Replacement success
by 92saturnsl2
06/24/18 09:10 PM
SAE 90 v 85/140
by Knuckle078
06/24/18 09:10 PM
Mobil 1 5W30-HM 5,011 mi, 1999 Ford Escort
by WA1DH
06/24/18 08:45 PM
what happened to merk
by ernied
06/24/18 08:34 PM
Schaeffer's oil reviews on Amazon
by zfasts03
06/24/18 07:41 PM
Decent MP3 player
by Ed_T
06/24/18 07:08 PM
Letgo
by Donald
06/24/18 06:52 PM
Tire buying advice
by supton
06/24/18 06:23 PM
Two versions of M1 5w30 ESP now?
by Patman
06/24/18 06:21 PM
No older cars in New York State?
by Oldtom
06/24/18 06:19 PM
2009 Taurus strut mount noise
by terry274
06/24/18 04:38 PM
A3/B3 vs A3/B4, big difference or irrelevant?
by FordCapriDriver
06/24/18 03:36 PM
2003 Honda power steering problem
by hogpops
06/24/18 03:29 PM
Public Service Announcement: Flush Your HW Heater
by gathermewool
06/24/18 03:25 PM
Fellow 2AZ-FE toyota owners: what oil are you usin
by car51
06/24/18 03:21 PM
Newest Members
lozpxs, danthemanx07, FunktasticLucky, Knuckle078, penncove
65317 Registered Users
Who's Online
17 registered (citationxeleven, dishdude, 4WD, chainblu, ctechbob, Duke, 1 invisible), 844 Guests and 38 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Forum Stats
65317 Members
67 Forums
285952 Topics
4771876 Posts

Max Online: 3590 @ 01/24/17 08:07 PM
Donate to BITOG
Topic Options
#4546716 - 10/17/17 10:20 PM white lithium grease for gearboxes?
motor_oil_madman Offline


Registered: 11/29/09
Posts: 4860
Loc: Houston, Texas
Isn't their a better kind of grease, or is that really what it's made for?

My echo trimmers require white lithium grease for the gear boxes, haven't worn one out yet, so it must work.
_________________________
2007.5 dodge cummins 6.7 liter. Chevron Delo400 15w40. 7000 mile or 250-300hr intervals.


Top
#4546721 - 10/17/17 10:32 PM Re: white lithium grease for gearboxes? [Re: motor_oil_madman]
HangFire Offline


Registered: 08/21/13
Posts: 2506
Loc: Central Maryland
Originally Posted By: motor_oil_madman
Isn't their a better kind of grease, or is that really what it's made for?

My echo trimmers require white lithium grease for the gear boxes, haven't worn one out yet, so it must work.

When is good enough not good enough? Oh, this is BITOG.

Funny thing, I just bought some White Lithium Grease today for an air tool the required it, and then realized I probably have the same stuff in the Stihl tube for my hedge trimmer (or as I call it, the bush light saber). But not sure it's the same stuff. So I'll use each for it's intended purpose. Not very BITOG. I should be doing VGA (virgin grease analysis) or searching crosslistings or tracking down grease OEM's something.
_________________________
Various musings: http://hangfire.net

Top
#4546771 - 10/18/17 01:30 AM Re: white lithium grease for gearboxes? [Re: motor_oil_madman]
Merkava_4 Offline


Registered: 01/30/07
Posts: 17501
Loc: Clovis, CA
You mean Echo doesn't have their own gearbox grease ?

Stihl has their own gearbox grease. I got a tube just in case.

Top
#4546781 - 10/18/17 03:07 AM Re: white lithium grease for gearboxes? [Re: motor_oil_madman]
Kamele0N Offline


Registered: 02/09/15
Posts: 2051
Loc: Slovenia
Originally Posted By: motor_oil_madman


My echo trimmers require white lithium grease for the gear boxes,


White lithium? Is not lithium with MoS2 in some lighter NLGI grade what is usually required?
_________________________
2011 Hyundai i30 1.4 CVVT Shell Helix Ultra 5w40
1997 Toyota Landcruiser KZJ95 3.0 TD various 10w40

Top
#4546991 - 10/18/17 09:24 AM Re: white lithium grease for gearboxes? [Re: motor_oil_madman]
motor_oil_madman Offline


Registered: 11/29/09
Posts: 4860
Loc: Houston, Texas
Yeah echo makes their own. It's $18 for the 14oz tube. Doesn't mention anything specific. Just says white lithium grease.
_________________________
2007.5 dodge cummins 6.7 liter. Chevron Delo400 15w40. 7000 mile or 250-300hr intervals.


Top
#4547203 - 10/18/17 01:04 PM Re: white lithium grease for gearboxes? [Re: motor_oil_madman]
Bgallagher Offline


Registered: 04/17/12
Posts: 3159
Loc: Boston, MA
I wouldn't look too far into it. White Lithium sounds perfectly capable of the job
_________________________
2017 Chevy Traverse - 28k - Delco Dexos 1 and PF63
2014 Chevy Equinox - 22k - Delco Dexos 1 and PF457G
2015 GMC Terrain - 22k- Delco Dexos 1 and PF457G

Top
#4547328 - 10/18/17 03:33 PM Re: white lithium grease for gearboxes? [Re: motor_oil_madman]
Merkava_4 Offline


Registered: 01/30/07
Posts: 17501
Loc: Clovis, CA
Originally Posted By: motor_oil_madman
Yeah echo makes their own. It's $18 for the 14oz tube. Doesn't mention anything specific. Just says white lithium grease.


Mine says it's a 40 gram tube and I paid $2.99.

I can't imagine an Echo trimmer needing 14 ounces of gearbox grease, but what do I know. shrug

Top
#4547365 - 10/18/17 04:25 PM Re: white lithium grease for gearboxes? [Re: motor_oil_madman]
Kamele0N Offline


Registered: 02/09/15
Posts: 2051
Loc: Slovenia
Originally Posted By: motor_oil_madman
Yeah echo makes their own. It's $18 for the 14oz tube. Doesn't mention anything specific. Just says white lithium grease.


http://www.oregonproducts.eu/site/6_flipbooks/CAT/EN/EN/assets/basic-html/page146.html



According to its temperature range (130 C) it is basic Lithium 12-hydroxystearate....or plain Lithium grease with graphite...or MoS2 (even better)!

Most probably in NLGI 0 or 1 range....you can get this in any farm supply for lets say 5-7 eur/kg smile
_________________________
2011 Hyundai i30 1.4 CVVT Shell Helix Ultra 5w40
1997 Toyota Landcruiser KZJ95 3.0 TD various 10w40

Top