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#4682501 - 03/02/18 04:49 PM 2018 Toyota 4Runner Drive Shaft Grease Choice
zfasts03 Offline


Registered: 07/21/08
Posts: 254
Loc: Bucks, PA
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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#4682513 - 03/02/18 04:55 PM Re: 2018 Toyota 4Runner Drive Shaft Grease Choice [Re: zfasts03]
Gebo Offline


Registered: 09/18/02
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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.
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#4682516 - 03/02/18 04:57 PM Re: 2018 Toyota 4Runner Drive Shaft Grease Choice [Re: zfasts03]
krismoriah72 Offline


Registered: 02/16/09
Posts: 1519
Loc: wv
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.

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#4682546 - 03/02/18 05:29 PM Re: 2018 Toyota 4Runner Drive Shaft Grease Choice [Re: zfasts03]
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Registered: 02/09/15
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Why not aluminium based grease? Its superior towards lithium based grease.... It has better characteristic against water washout
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#4682586 - 03/02/18 06:17 PM Re: 2018 Toyota 4Runner Drive Shaft Grease Choice [Re: zfasts03]
Gebo Offline


Registered: 09/18/02
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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.
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#4682672 - 03/02/18 07:45 PM Re: 2018 Toyota 4Runner Drive Shaft Grease Choice [Re: Kamele0N]
salesrep Offline


Registered: 08/22/03
Posts: 3600
Loc: lllinois
Originally Posted By: Kamele0N
Why not aluminium based grease? Its superior towards lithium based grease.... It has better characteristic against water washout

Yes


Edited by salesrep (03/02/18 07:47 PM)
Edit Reason: Sp
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#4682674 - 03/02/18 07:49 PM Re: 2018 Toyota 4Runner Drive Shaft Grease Choice [Re: zfasts03]
salesrep Offline


Registered: 08/22/03
Posts: 3600
Loc: lllinois
Schaeffers 221,274,238,229 ALL will perform excellently here!
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#4682764 - 03/02/18 09:19 PM Re: 2018 Toyota 4Runner Drive Shaft Grease Choice [Re: salesrep]
JHZR2 Offline



Registered: 12/14/02
Posts: 41804
Loc: New Jersey
Originally Posted By: salesrep
Schaeffers 221,274,238,229 ALL will perform excellently here!


Shouldnt the u joint be moly free? Thanks

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#4682773 - 03/02/18 09:26 PM Re: 2018 Toyota 4Runner Drive Shaft Grease Choice [Re: zfasts03]
Gebo Offline


Registered: 09/18/02
Posts: 2127
Loc: VA
I have the same question.
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#4682809 - 03/02/18 10:12 PM Re: 2018 Toyota 4Runner Drive Shaft Grease Choice [Re: zfasts03]
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Registered: 12/31/17
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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


Edited by Snagglefoot (03/02/18 10:13 PM)

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#4682853 - 03/02/18 11:29 PM Re: 2018 Toyota 4Runner Drive Shaft Grease Choice [Re: zfasts03]
john_pifer Offline


Registered: 07/08/12
Posts: 1971
Loc: Nashville, TN via Memphis
Why would you not want a grease with moly in the u-joint?
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#4682858 - 03/02/18 11:46 PM Re: 2018 Toyota 4Runner Drive Shaft Grease Choice [Re: salesrep]
stoan Offline


Registered: 04/27/17
Posts: 33
Loc: FL
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

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#4689301 - 03/09/18 03:36 AM Re: 2018 Toyota 4Runner Drive Shaft Grease Choice [Re: john_pifer]
Y_K Offline


Registered: 05/29/09
Posts: 2152
Loc: WA (USA)
Originally Posted By: john_pifer
Why would you not want a grease with moly in the u-joint?


Ask a failure analysis engineer

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#4689622 - 03/09/18 01:30 PM Re: 2018 Toyota 4Runner Drive Shaft Grease Choice [Re: Kamele0N]
nthach Offline


Registered: 01/02/04
Posts: 3909
Loc: California
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

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#4689637 - 03/09/18 01:45 PM Re: 2018 Toyota 4Runner Drive Shaft Grease Choice [Re: zfasts03]
DrRoughneck Offline


Registered: 02/05/16
Posts: 514
Loc: USA
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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