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Any reason NOT to use Marine bearing grease?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Silver84k5, May 7, 2003.

  1. Silver84k5

    Silver84k5 1/2 ton status

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    i bought some marine grease for my dads boat trailer bearings, and i used it on my TRE's/DRe's, and i was thinkin is there any reason not to use it on my bearings? thx.
     
  2. Don

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    As long as it meet's or exceed's, the spec's, for typical grease, I don't see why not. /forums/images/graemlins/shocked.gif
     
  3. 55Willy

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    just read the side of the can/tube. it list it's base:(moly, lithium, ....) and it's temp rating, as Don stated, just make sure it matches or exceeds.
     
  4. jekbrown

    jekbrown I am CK5 Premium Member GMOTM Winner Author

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    I dunno...maybe if you're in the Army? /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif

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  5. Burt4x4

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    If yer talkin about the blue stuff I have been using it on my K5 fer almost 10yrs. Seams to hold up to the elements just fine. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    yellowK20 Well Lubricated Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    Yep that's the stuff I use on all my trucks good stuff /forums/images/graemlins/truck.gif
     
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    Yep, I use it too! Can't go wrong with something that repels water out fairly well without breaking down nearly as easily. Just buy the good blue/green stuff as stated.
     
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    91k5NC 1/2 ton status

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    looks like i may try some of that didn't think about it, but it should repel water real good like he said. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    We have 4 grease guns and marine grease is in all of them. The boat, camper and tractors wheel bearings get it and I use is in my ujoints on the blazer. Anything that has a grease zerk around our house most likely has marine grease in it! /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif

    Oh I forgot the utility trailer and lawn wagons/wheel barrels. /forums/images/graemlins/deal.gif
    Oh and like everything thing else lube wise... Valvoline. /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif
     
  10. Hossbaby50

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    I used Marine grease on all my front wheel bearings and everything else in there when I did the 8 lug swap on my 10 bolt. I have had it in there for 9 months with no problems. I will be using it on basically everything else from now on. Not that I get many water crossings in AZ, but better safe then sorry.
     
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    I just rebuilt my front D44 and used marine grease. This was only about 2-3 weeks ago though so I dont have much time on the axle with the Marine grease. All I know is when I put the top of the line synthetic grease in my front hubs and bearings it didnt last more than about 3 months and or about 4 wheelin trips through water crossings before my hubs were oozing with nice "Rust" colored muck. I am hoping that marine grease will do much better at holding the water out / not breaking down the grease as quick and therefore not rusting up my hubs.
     
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    I had miserable results with the Sta-Lube Marine Grease. Did a worse job than normal wheel bearing grease. This in the front end of a 1700 lbs. 'glas dune buggy, how hard can you load sumthin like that ?

    Now I use Redline CV joint grease for all wheelbearings and Red-I for stuff like driveshafts. The CV grease repells water better than the so-called 'Marine Grease' did, and it's rated for a much higher PV.
     

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