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2018 Toyota 4Runner Drive Shaft Grease Choice #4682501
03/02/18 05:49 PM
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zfasts03 Offline OP
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Owners manual states:
Spider Lithium base chassis grease, NLGI No.2
Slide yoke
Molybdenum-disulfide lithium base chassis
grease, NLGI No.2 or lithium base
chassis grease, NLGI No.2

I was thinking Shaeffers 238 for the slip yoke, but what Shaeffers grease is preferred for U-Joints without moly?

Also no Shaeffers grease is Lithium based, I am guessing their bases/products are superior to Lithium based?


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- 07 Honda Accord 2.4L
Amsoil 5w-20 SS
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Re: 2018 Toyota 4Runner Drive Shaft Grease Choice [Re: zfasts03] #4682513
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I had the exact same question. My Shaeffer's rep told me to use 221 in my 2002 4Runner. They are aluminum based.

Salesrep on this forum will know. He's the Schaeffer's forum rep.


'98 LEX LS400 290K
'02 4Runner 230K
'05 Lex LS430 85K
'07 Lex GX470 65K
Amsoil in last two.
Schaeffer in the first two.

Re: 2018 Toyota 4Runner Drive Shaft Grease Choice [Re: zfasts03] #4682516
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Originally Posted By: zfasts03
Owners manual states:
Spider Lithium base chassis grease, NLGI No.2
Slide yoke
Molybdenum-disulfide lithium base chassis
grease, NLGI No.2 or lithium base
chassis grease, NLGI No.2

I was thinking Shaeffers 238 for the slip yoke, but what Shaeffers grease is preferred for U-Joints without moly?

Also no Shaeffers grease is Lithium based, I am guessing their bases/products are superior to Lithium based?


The spider i dont think anybody does..i think you have to drop the driveshaft to do the spider and the yokes.

I would go with Mystik JT-6 on everything that has a zerk.

Re: 2018 Toyota 4Runner Drive Shaft Grease Choice [Re: zfasts03] #4682546
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Why not aluminium based grease? Its superior towards lithium based grease.... It has better characteristic against water washout


2008 Toyota Yaris 1ND-TV 1.4 D4-D Elf FullTech FE 5w30
1997 Toyota Landcruiser KZJ95 3.0 TD Shell Rimula R6M 10w40
Re: 2018 Toyota 4Runner Drive Shaft Grease Choice [Re: zfasts03] #4682586
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I grease everything on my 2002. You don't have to drop the drive shaft. I have this cool little pointy extension.


'98 LEX LS400 290K
'02 4Runner 230K
'05 Lex LS430 85K
'07 Lex GX470 65K
Amsoil in last two.
Schaeffer in the first two.

Re: 2018 Toyota 4Runner Drive Shaft Grease Choice [Re: Kamele0N] #4682672
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Originally Posted By: Kamele0N
Why not aluminium based grease? Its superior towards lithium based grease.... It has better characteristic against water washout

Yes

Last edited by salesrep; 03/02/18 08:47 PM. Reason: Sp

High quality Specialized Lubricants pay for themselves!
Re: 2018 Toyota 4Runner Drive Shaft Grease Choice [Re: zfasts03] #4682674
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Schaeffers 221,274,238,229 ALL will perform excellently here!


High quality Specialized Lubricants pay for themselves!
Re: 2018 Toyota 4Runner Drive Shaft Grease Choice [Re: salesrep] #4682764
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Originally Posted By: salesrep
Schaeffers 221,274,238,229 ALL will perform excellently here!


Shouldnt the u joint be moly free? Thanks

Re: 2018 Toyota 4Runner Drive Shaft Grease Choice [Re: zfasts03] #4682773
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I have the same question.


'98 LEX LS400 290K
'02 4Runner 230K
'05 Lex LS430 85K
'07 Lex GX470 65K
Amsoil in last two.
Schaeffer in the first two.

Re: 2018 Toyota 4Runner Drive Shaft Grease Choice [Re: zfasts03] #4682809
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The answer is the standard Bitog response. It the owners manual says user lithium based grease , then use anything except lithium based grease. If it says use moly lithium based grease, use anything except moly lithium based grease,
LOL

Last edited by Snagglefoot; 03/02/18 11:13 PM.

If you want the job done right......do it yourself.
Re: 2018 Toyota 4Runner Drive Shaft Grease Choice [Re: zfasts03] #4682853
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Why would you not want a grease with moly in the u-joint?


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07 Tacoma V6 - M1 EP 5W-30, Fram Ultra, 10K OCIs, 208K
07 Yamaha R1 - Rotella T6 5W-40, Bosch 3300
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Re: 2018 Toyota 4Runner Drive Shaft Grease Choice [Re: salesrep] #4682858
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Originally Posted By: salesrep
Originally Posted By: Kamele0N
Why not aluminium based grease? Its superior towards lithium based grease.... It has better characteristic against water washout

Yes


Schaeffer's 238 #2
Water Washout Test (ASTM D-1264)
% Loss 175F/79C 5.6%

Mystik JT-6 Hi-Temp #2
Water Washout, ASTM D1264, % loss 2.5 at 175F

Re: 2018 Toyota 4Runner Drive Shaft Grease Choice [Re: john_pifer] #4689301
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Originally Posted By: john_pifer
Why would you not want a grease with moly in the u-joint?


Ask a failure analysis engineer

Re: 2018 Toyota 4Runner Drive Shaft Grease Choice [Re: Kamele0N] #4689622
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Originally Posted By: Kamele0N
Why not aluminium based grease? Its superior towards lithium based grease.... It has better characteristic against water washout

Compatibility - some grease bases don't play nice with each other. We don't know what Toyota used at the factory, but unless it's a sealed bearing assembly or something that can't be easily disassembled for service, I think pumping in fresh grease until it runs out should do a decent job purging the old stuff.

https://www.thelubricantstore.com/grease-compatibility-chart

Re: 2018 Toyota 4Runner Drive Shaft Grease Choice [Re: zfasts03] #4689637
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U joint is made by Spicer who states in the spec sheet that only Mystik JT6 is approved for their U joint. It's cheap and approved. Why would you use anything else?

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