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Lube Intervals #5049249
03/20/19 06:41 PM
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NibbanaBanana Offline OP
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Just replaced all four ball joints on the 2002 E150 with new Moog grease type. (Broke one 24oz ball peen handle swinging on the axle yoke. Steering knuckles looked like Titanic anchor.)
What's a good lube interval for these? IIRC, they used to say 1K or 2K miles. Don't want to do that again.

Thanks.
Nibbana


1993 Ford E350 5.8L, 68K
2002 Ford E150 4.2L, 85K
2006 Chevy Aveo 1.6L 215K
2013 Kia Reo 1.4L, 101K
7500 OCI, M1 5-30 winter, M1 10-30 summer
Re: Lube Intervals [Re: NibbanaBanana] #5049259
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I lube the ball joints and tie-rod ends on my Sierra twice a year, which works out to about 6k mi between greasing. My thirteen year old truck still has all the original joints, except for one inner tie rod end, which cannot be greased anyway.


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Re: Lube Intervals [Re: NibbanaBanana] #5049267
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Typically I grease my suspension parts every oil change...say every 3-5,000 miles, with a quality MoS2-fortified grease. Valvoline Full Synthetic (formerly SynPower) comes to mind, along with Schaeffers 238.


John

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Re: Lube Intervals [Re: NibbanaBanana] #5049279
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NibbanaBanana Offline OP
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Originally Posted by NibbanaBanana
Just replaced all four ball joints on the 2002 E150 with new Moog grease type. (Broke one 24oz ball peen handle swinging on the axle yoke. Steering knuckles looked like Titanic anchor.)
What's a good lube interval for these? IIRC, they used to say 1K or 2K miles. Don't want to do that again.

Thanks.
Nibbana


I probably should have said that I only put about 1K miles a year on this truck so maybe time is a better measure than miles for lube interval.


1993 Ford E350 5.8L, 68K
2002 Ford E150 4.2L, 85K
2006 Chevy Aveo 1.6L 215K
2013 Kia Reo 1.4L, 101K
7500 OCI, M1 5-30 winter, M1 10-30 summer
Re: Lube Intervals [Re: NibbanaBanana] #5049306
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My owners manual for my ford says every 6k. I do it about every 3k.


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Re: Lube Intervals [Re: NibbanaBanana] #5049312
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I do mine every OCI with high moly chassis grease. Only need a pump - don't over grease the things!


2005 Tahoe - 140k
2003 Forester(the swagger wagon) - Rehomed
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Re: Lube Intervals [Re: NibbanaBanana] #5049598
03/21/19 07:53 AM
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I
grease suspension components every 10K miles when I rotate tires. I use green marine grease because that's what's in my grease gun. Never any issues. FWIW if you ever replace u-joints get the non-greasable ones. They are better.

Last edited by Silverado12; 03/21/19 07:53 AM.

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