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Wrong grease?

Discussion in 'Technical Chat' started by 186000mps, Mar 14, 2012.

  1. Mar 14, 2012 at 7:43 AM
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    186000mps

    186000mps [OP] ..Slingin' up mud and we're scarying off bunnies..

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    Just changed the oil on the 4Runner and thought it would be a good idea to grease the drive shaft (ha ha). I did not have a grease gun suitable for the zerks, so I went out and picked one up. I filled it with Lucas lithium Red 'N Tacky #2. Later I realized it is NGLI rated but no number following.
    Will this be too soft to use?
    Also I saw noted that the double cardan joint uses a moly fortified NGLI 2 grease. How many folks use a separate grease for this? and what is the advantage mechanically?
    Is the Red N Tacky okay to use or should I ditch it?

    Thanks
     
  2. Mar 14, 2012 at 9:48 AM
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    OffroadToy

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    ^ same for most dealerships.
     
  3. Mar 14, 2012 at 10:05 AM
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    damn I use water proof bearing grease. Thats what is usually in my greese gun. N =ot sure if thats good or not:confused:
     
  4. Mar 14, 2012 at 10:11 AM
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    I just use lithium base nlgi #2 for everything
     
  5. Mar 14, 2012 at 10:30 AM
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    Thanks guys!
     
  6. Mar 14, 2012 at 10:44 AM
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    I use mobil 1 on everything...from wheel bearings, UCA zerks, Tie rod zerks, BJ zerks, axle zerks. No complaints so far. time will tell
     
  7. Mar 14, 2012 at 10:57 AM
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    Same mobil 1
     
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