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U Joint Grease

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Monster1, Apr 24, 2013.

  1. Apr 24, 2013 at 5:22 PM
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    Monster1

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    Simple question, but I want to make sure I use the best available grease on my U Joints, so what would the forum experts recommend as far as what the best grease would best to use on my 2nd gen Tacoma 4x4. Thanks for everyone's help.
     
  2. Apr 24, 2013 at 5:23 PM
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  3. Apr 24, 2013 at 6:27 PM
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    I use Militec 1 Lithium grease, you can order it online.
     
  4. Apr 24, 2013 at 6:34 PM
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    i used Mobile 1 wheel bearing grease. prob not to spec but.........
     
  5. Apr 24, 2013 at 10:29 PM
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    If you are looking for "the best available grease," then the ONLY answer is RedLine. The only company that uses 100% synthetic base stocks for their products. And their products exceed just about every test and specification known to lubricants. Been using them for years, including my Tacoma.
    (I have no affiliation with RedLine other than a long-time highly satisfied customer).
     
  6. Apr 24, 2013 at 10:40 PM
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    Use it regularly, and after experiencing severe conditions.
    That's at least as important as whatever grease you choose.
     
  8. Apr 25, 2013 at 12:07 AM
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    I used Mobil1 before and it's terrible. It separates and runs all over the place
     
  9. Apr 25, 2013 at 9:22 AM
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    Aeroshell 7 aircraft grease.
     
  10. Apr 25, 2013 at 9:34 AM
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    I use Lucas Red "N" Tacky.
     
  11. Apr 25, 2013 at 11:14 AM
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    This
     
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    Mine were very, very dry from the factory and took a lot of grease on their first service. You shouldn't feel anything different after greasing a u-joint as far as 'drag' on the drive line.
     
  15. Dec 19, 2013 at 1:28 PM
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    That's what I was thinking in reference to the drag. Maybe I was looking for something that wasn't there and simply wanted to feel a difference. Thanks.
     
  16. Dec 19, 2013 at 2:38 PM
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    I grease mine every 6 months and notice more of a clunk when switching in and out of 4WD right before it's time. Grease them up good and the clunk is almost gone until next time. The joint on my front shaft that's harder to get to took quite a bit this last time, so I guess I didn't get it full the first time. Anyways, that was a noticeable improvement after greasing them for the second time. I only have 8400 miles on the truck after 14 months...
     
  17. Dec 19, 2013 at 4:15 PM
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    this is what my dealership sold me. its what they use and recommend.
     
  18. Dec 19, 2013 at 7:01 PM
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    This ^
    I prefer Amsoil with 5% moly but any of the top names are great.

    Buy a top quality grease gun. Wipe the zerk before filling to prevent dirt from being forced into the joint.
    Grease regularly, typically it only takes 4 pumps on the handle as a general rule per zerk if serviced regularly. You should listen closely to the joint being greased, as soon as you hear it "crack" that means it's full - stop pumping.
     
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