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#4548316 - 10/19/17 01:20 PM Did I buy the right grease for sway bar end links?
OCDriver Offline

Registered: 04/13/16
Posts: 83
Loc: Canada
I bought a set of Moog sway bar end links, which have a zerk grease fitting. I don't know much about grease, I bought this tube based on a review for the end links. It's NLGI GC-LB #2 spec and says it works for ball joints (which is basically what end links are, right?)

Edited by OCDriver (10/19/17 01:21 PM)

#4548335 - 10/19/17 01:37 PM Re: Did I buy the right grease for sway bar end links? [Re: OCDriver]
Jimzz Offline

Registered: 10/03/14
Posts: 1147
Loc: NoVA
That will be fine. I am not a fan of M1 grease. Seems to break apart and get runny. But for sway bar end links it will be fine.

I prefer a moly fortified grease for ball joints, end links, tie rods, etc... type joints.

#4548346 - 10/19/17 01:50 PM Re: Did I buy the right grease for sway bar end links? [Re: OCDriver]
THafeez Offline

Registered: 08/15/16
Posts: 651
Loc: New Jersey
I like the Valvoline synthetic grease. has Moly and from what I've read on this forum, it doesn't run or separate nearly as much as M1.
2004 Toyota Solara SE 2.4 2AZFE
175,000 miles
Valvoline Synpower Maxlife 5W30
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#4548351 - 10/19/17 01:59 PM Re: Did I buy the right grease for sway bar end links? [Re: OCDriver]
Reddy45 Offline

Registered: 08/15/08
Posts: 2973
Loc: USA
Yup that works. I have that in my grease gun at the moment.

Generally, the only concern you need when it comes to grease is using a high moly fortified grease in a roller/ball bearing application. Moly can cause the bearings to slide, instead of roll. So stick with non-moly grease for these places.

#4548414 - 10/19/17 03:11 PM Re: Did I buy the right grease for sway bar end links? [Re: OCDriver]
JeepWJ19 Offline

Registered: 09/09/15
Posts: 933
I used Napa Sil-Glyde for my sway bar links. So far so good for me.
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#4551612 - 10/23/17 04:30 AM Re: Did I buy the right grease for sway bar end links? [Re: OCDriver]
buck91 Offline

Registered: 04/17/12
Posts: 2449
Loc: West Michigan
Like Jimzz and THafeez said, fine grease and application appropriate. I also prefer Valvoline Synpower for the extra moly. Unlike many, I've never had a problem with M1 grease; had a tub of it sitting in the garage for a couple years without any separation and it always worked great when I was packing a bearing by hand.
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