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What grease for my spicer u-joints 2500 diesel? #5457401 06/19/20 01:57 AM
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Hey everyone this is for my cummins truck, I had a shop change my original ujoints and they put in a greaseable spicer brand they told me.
The reason im asking this simple question about what grease to use is that I sometimes have floods over some backroads where I live in the winter here in norcal near some farm land and they do flood bad and it gets to my ujoints for sure, and so I was wondering if I could just use one brand and be good or change the grease out to something else during the winter? Currently I have lucas extra HD grease the green stuff in my ujoints, is this alright for my application?
I currently grease it every 5k but I have noticed they start squeaking before that and when new grease goes in it stops for about 3-4k, and also do I pump grease until it purges out or would I pump it a few times and be done? Thank you!

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I have the factory Spicer joints in my truck. I've been using Traveller Marine and Off Road grease from Tractor Supply in mine. It's an NLGI #2 rated grease with supposed salt and water resistance. I usually put a couple pumps in every 3-4K (shaft going to the front differential once a year), or to where you can just barely hear it start to seep out. Not sure if this is the proper way, but it's what I've been doing. Also used this grease on my old S10's suspension components and never had any issue.


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Re: What grease for my spicer u-joints 2500 diesel? [Re: RateNate] #5457473 06/19/20 07:10 AM
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I've been using Masterpro high temp wheel bearing grease.


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Re: What grease for my spicer u-joints 2500 diesel? [Re: RateNate] #5457491 06/19/20 07:43 AM
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Why not go to the source.

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If you want the job done right......do it yourself.
Re: What grease for my spicer u-joints 2500 diesel? [Re: RateNate] #5457530 06/19/20 08:35 AM
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I've been using Schaeffer's 238 or 274 in mine and the ball joints on my truck. Also works well on everything on the tractors as well.


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Re: What grease for my spicer u-joints 2500 diesel? [Re: RateNate] #5457683 06/19/20 12:23 PM
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I use Valvoline Chassis grease with Moly. Some will say that Moly is bad in a U-joint. Works well for me.


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Re: What grease for my spicer u-joints 2500 diesel? [Re: RateNate] #5458243 06/20/20 06:23 AM
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Lucas red and tacky is a well rounded choice if you have other machines that need greased and only 1 gun.

If not, I’d run that Dana stuff just because.


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Re: What grease for my spicer u-joints 2500 diesel? [Re: Delta] #5459310 06/21/20 04:48 PM
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Originally Posted by Delta
I have the factory Spicer joints in my truck. I've been using Traveller Marine and Off Road grease from Tractor Supply in mine. It's an NLGI #2 rated grease with supposed salt and water resistance. I usually put a couple pumps in every 3-4K (shaft going to the front differential once a year), or to where you can just barely hear it start to seep out. Not sure if this is the proper way, but it's what I've been doing. Also used this grease on my old S10's suspension components and never had any issue.

Would this grease work if it hits water for a bit? I would prefer to use one grease type and be done with it, since I dont know too much about this lucas XD green grease.

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Originally Posted by Snagglefoot
Why not go to the source.

Good point but that grease is $$ from what ive seen..

Re: What grease for my spicer u-joints 2500 diesel? [Re: dlundblad] #5459312 06/21/20 04:51 PM
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Originally Posted by dlundblad
Lucas red and tacky is a well rounded choice if you have other machines that need greased and only 1 gun.

If not, I’d run that Dana stuff just because.

Would the green HD lucas grease I have just be the same thing? Only reason im asking is because of the flooding I have here in the winter so I dont want that to affect my grease if it cant handle water well.

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I’ve been using Delo Grease EP NLGI 2 in everything for a while with no issues. I’m using it in the universal joints on all of our farm equipment PTOs and personal vehicles as well as any equipment wheel bearings I have with a zerk.
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Re: What grease for my spicer u-joints 2500 diesel? [Re: RateNate] #5459437 06/21/20 08:53 PM
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Interesting that you are getting squeaking after a few thousand miles. Wonder if that’s a sign of a warranty issue?

I believe spicer only specifies a nlgi #2 lithium so you should have many affordable and well performing options. If you are really worried about water above all else look and the Schaffer or the amsoil grease. I use that grease Lucas for a GP and bike grease and it seems robust, sorry to hear it’a working poorly for you.


FWIW my all purpose automotive grease gun grease is valvoline synpower but I do use jet lube Simone grease nlgi #3 for poly bushings.


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Re: What grease for my spicer u-joints 2500 diesel? [Re: RateNate] #5460655 06/23/20 11:04 AM
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Use what Dana / Spicer recommends for grease constituents. It's been so long, I haven't looked, but I settled on NLGI #2 lithium complex soap thickener, medium vis oil (nonsynthetic since it gets spit out and needs regreasing), and MO2 fine dispersed additive for boundary friction antiwear. I used to use Mobilgrease EP 2 with Moly, but since they consolidated distributors and it's not locally available I switched to Mystik available at Fleet Farm.

Don't know what your Lucas grease is made of.

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