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Old 02-26-2012, 05:22 PM   #1
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Marine Grease

Is it ok to use marine grease for the front and rear drive shafts? I'm almost at 30000 and this is the first time I lubed them so they each took about 5 good pumps...and marine grease was what was loaded in the grease gun at the time.....

Let me know if it's good to go or should I pump something else in there to push it all out.
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DONT use Marine grease. It has a lowere loading rating, and lower temperature capability. Use a good Automotive bearing grease.
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Old 02-26-2012, 05:31 PM   #3
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Lesson learned. So should I get another kind of grease and try to pump all the marine grease out???
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Old 02-26-2012, 05:33 PM   #4
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Lesson learned. So should I get another kind of grease and try to pump all the marine grease out???
I would. Marine grease is a low temp/low loading grease. When used on bearings, U joints, etc., it can heat up, and your joints will have no protection, thus leading to possible failure.
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Thanks Chris. Guess I should of asked the experts before I did it...
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Old 02-26-2012, 05:36 PM   #6
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Thanks Chris. Guess I should of asked the experts before I did it...
It happens. Just try to push out as much of the Marine grease you can.
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Old 02-26-2012, 05:43 PM   #7
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It was actually red and says NLGI # 2
Dropping point 554*F/290*C
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Old 02-26-2012, 05:55 PM   #8
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Yeh - it may be easier to check the temperature range of the grease you put in - than to change it out.

Is it "high temperature" grease? If so, I wouldn't bother changing it it. You guys have no idea how hot disc brake trailer hubs run.
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It would depend on the marine grease being used. For example Sta-lube is good to 325 as is their disc brake wheel bearing grease. It's an aluminum base vs lithium base but both are very good in most applications (except mixing with other bases), the lithium is probably a little better with high temps but like I said both are rated to 325.

Some marine greases are different. I'd say look up the specs on whatever brand/type grease you used and see if its compatible.

I also think it's less what type you use and more of how often you grease them. Though I'd use something recommended for u-joints in the future.
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Spicer recommends that the following requirements be met
for any lubricant that will be used to service most vehicular,
industrial and all auxiliary driveshaft applications.
Use a good quality E.P. (extreme pressure) grease
Timkin Test Load - 50 Lbs./23 Kg. minimum
Meeting N.L.G.I.,* E.P., Grade 2 specifications
Grease must have an operating range of
+325F to -10F (+163C to -23C)
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It was actually red and says NLGI # 2
Dropping point 554*F/290*C
That should be fine IMO.
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