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Marine Grease

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by 60guy, Feb 26, 2012.

  1. Feb 26, 2012 at 5:22 PM
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    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.
     
  2. Feb 26, 2012 at 5:29 PM
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    DONT use Marine grease. It has a lowere loading rating, and lower temperature capability. Use a good Automotive bearing grease.
     
  3. Feb 26, 2012 at 5:31 PM
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    Lesson learned. So should I get another kind of grease and try to pump all the marine grease out???
     
  4. Feb 26, 2012 at 5:33 PM
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    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...
     
  6. Feb 26, 2012 at 5:36 PM
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    It happens. Just try to push out as much of the Marine grease you can.
     
  7. Feb 26, 2012 at 5:43 PM
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    It was actually red and says NLGI # 2
    Dropping point 554*F/290*C
     
  8. Feb 26, 2012 at 5:55 PM
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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.
     
  9. Feb 26, 2012 at 5:57 PM
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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.
     
  10. Feb 27, 2012 at 12:38 AM
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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
    +325¡F to -10¡F (+163¡C to -23¡C)
     
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    That should be fine IMO.
     
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