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Greasing zerks - One or two differnt type of grease?

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas' started by cmf21, Jun 9, 2011.

  1. Jun 9, 2011 at 12:52 PM
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    cmf21

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    Just got a grease gun and would like to grease the zerks on my 04 4wd. I know I need to get nlgi 2 grade grease but I'm a little confused because from my reading on here it seems that I need to purchase two different type of grease? Lithium for the u joints and moly for everything else? Is this correct or can I just use one type of grease for the whole thing. Seems like a real hassle if I have to use two different types.
     
  2. Jun 9, 2011 at 12:55 PM
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    Make sure you purge all the other base-type of grease from the joint. They do not get along.
     
  4. Jun 9, 2011 at 8:20 PM
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    FWIW, i've been using lucas red 'n tacky for all driveline zerks for several years (~70K miles) no problems at all. Still all original joints.
     
  5. Jun 9, 2011 at 8:54 PM
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    Bought some Royal Purple 01312 Ultra Performance Grease today. Going to try it out in a few days when the gun arrives.
     
  6. Dec 23, 2012 at 8:19 PM
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    Found your old post in a search, figured I'd ask how you feel about the royal purple after a year and a half? Doing front end work on my 1 ton Ford and thinking of using the same grease for new ball joints, rod ends, and bearings.
     
  7. Dec 23, 2012 at 9:43 PM
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    I trust lucas red-n-tacky.
     
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