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Re: Best Chassis Grease [Re: Bdsankey] #5200264 08/29/19 10:30 PM
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Re: Best Chassis Grease [Re: OILJUNKIE] #5200452 08/30/19 08:23 AM
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Originally Posted by OILJUNKIE
The best grease is the one you use every 2 months. Which is what 90% of vehicle owners don't do. The last time I took my truck to the dealer for service the service writer told me my truck did not have grease fittings. I had been greasing them for the last 4 years. I was on vacation and did not have my grease gun.



I completely agree. I grew up working in my father's auto garage and have seen the horror/lack of care given at dealerships/quick lubes. I am very OCD about maintenance. I used to change my synthetic motor oil in my diesel every 5k miles simply because I've done it for the past two decades until I decided to try extending intervals. Currently I am at ~9k on my oil fill with the next sample point at 15k and all looks well but that is another story.

If 229 #2 won't give me issues I will just stick with that. I know it states not recommended for wheel bearings but how closely do universal joints with needle bearings mimic the greasing requirements of a roller ball wheel bearing? I currently only have 1 grease gun but if I am going to do more damage then I will pick up a second and fill with an appropriate grease.


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Re: Best Chassis Grease [Re: Bdsankey] #5200566 08/30/19 10:59 AM
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I recently did a complete rebuild on the front end of my 2003 Ford Focus and installed parts with grease fittings (as opposed to the non-greasable factory parts). I see the recommendations of every 2 months or every 2,500 miles on this thread, which is what I will adapt moving forward.

My question is how many "squirts" of grease is ideal for each fitting type? Or are there other factors that dictate how much grease is needed?

Any information that can help to best maintain the new front end and suspension parts would definitely be appreciated.


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Re: Best Chassis Grease [Re: Bdsankey] #5200908 08/30/19 06:48 PM
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Re: Best Chassis Grease [Re: Bdsankey] #5202582 09/02/19 06:55 AM
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Originally Posted by Bdsankey


If 229 #2 won't give me issues I will just stick with that. I know it states not recommended for wheel bearings but how closely do universal joints with needle bearings mimic the greasing requirements of a roller ball wheel bearing? I currently only have 1 grease gun but if I am going to do more damage then I will pick up a second and fill with an appropriate grease.


In a wheel bearing application a very tacky grease can curl around the spindle between the bearings rather than staying in the bearings as intended. If you are just using the 229 for general chassis lubrication, it should be fine.


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Re: Best Chassis Grease [Re: Jimzz] #5202588 09/02/19 07:11 AM
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That’s what I use on everything.

Mower spindles.

Chassis.

Whatever.


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Re: Best Chassis Grease [Re: Bdsankey] #5202591 09/02/19 07:14 AM
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Next in the tube is Lucas Red and Tacky #2 multi purpose grease.

Hoping it is compatible with the Valvoline above.

No grease points on the truck but the trailer bearings and mower do.


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Re: Best Chassis Grease [Re: Bdsankey] #5202618 09/02/19 07:57 AM
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My vote for best chassis grease would have to go to DELO EP-2 ESI.....highest timken load rating I have seen. LB rating only though for some reason.

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Originally Posted by tundraotto
My vote for best chassis grease would have to go to DELO EP-2 ESI.....highest timken load rating I have seen. LB rating only though for some reason.


Their product sheet mentions wheel bearing use. Odd that it is not GC rated.


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Re: Best Chassis Grease [Re: Rob_Roy] #5202868 09/02/19 02:35 PM
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My vote for best chassis grease would have to go to DELO EP-2 ESI.....highest timken load rating I have seen. LB rating only though for some reason.


Their product sheet mentions wheel bearing use. Odd that it is not GC rated.


I know right! Pictures and wording of bearings everywhere in the tube and literature. I bought it to replace the GC-LB Supertech Red I was using as I was down to my last tube and was very disappointed to not see a GC-LB certification....bought a new grease gun.
Someone mentioned that it was possibly due to not low enough low-temp capabilities....but that doesn't apply to my location - I needed the high temp/high scar more.

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Re: Best Chassis Grease [Re: Bdsankey] #5203023 09/02/19 06:08 PM
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I just use Mystik JT-6 No. 2 hi-temp red grease on pretty much everything. It’s also a GC-LB 80# rated grease and you can find it in virtually every store where you’d buy oil or grease.

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Re: Best Chassis Grease [Re: Bdsankey] #5203396 09/03/19 06:45 AM
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As an update, I checked what the case at the shop was and it turned out to be Valvoline muli-purpose red #2. I picked up some Valvoline full synthetic #2 (SynPower) and am greased everything on the truck. The truck DEFINITELY needed a greasing as it took quite a few pumps to get everything lubed properly (boots were very very empty). From what I've read on multiple other BITOG posts, the Valvoline full synthetic is hard to beat as an amazing "one gun for everything" grease. It isn't awful at ~$9/tube, especially since I won't go through it extremely fast only greasing my one truck (13 grease points - 11 ball and socket joints, 2 universal joints).


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Here is the delo spec sheet....I guess is not the low temperature that is the reason for the LB rating....delo is rated for lower temps than the mystik that is GC-LB

https://cglapps.chevron.com/sdspds/PDSDetailPage.aspx?docDataId=491507&docFormat=PDF

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Originally Posted by Rob_Roy
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My vote for best chassis grease would have to go to DELO EP-2 ESI.....highest timken load rating I have seen. LB rating only though for some reason.


Their product sheet mentions wheel bearing use. Odd that it is not GC rated.

https://www.nlgi.org/certifications/product/

However, Delo ESI #2 is Mercedes approved for their wheel bearings, which is odd. I used it for a repack on a friend's truck.

I've been using this lately for ball joint and tie rod lubrication, it's not GC-LB rated but I doubt WD-40 would risk their name with grease. It's a calcium complex grease, which is naturally water resistant and has inherent EP qualities as well. https://www.wd40.com/products/true-multi-purpose-grease/

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