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what grease for driveshaft??

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by 85mudblazin, Oct 3, 2004.

  1. 85mudblazin

    85mudblazin 1/2 ton status

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    Can I use regular wheel bearing grease or is there some special stuff??
    Thanks
    -Chris
     
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    Yes you can....It would be easier to get some for your grease gun and just hit the zerks.
     
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    yea thats what I am going to do, thanks for all the answers to my questions /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    I use a silicone grease (About $3 a tube) that doesn't seem to wash out easy in water.
     
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    marine grease would be good, like for prop shafts or for trailer wheel bearings, if you plan on driving through alot of water, otherwise normal black chasiss or multi purpose would be best and is lower cost

    normal yellow wheel bearing grease is for resisting up to 500 degrees, your driveshaft is not gonna get to 500 degrees,.......

    i wouldnt use it personall,y but up to you....
     
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    I run marine grease on mine, seems to work allright. Haven't had a problem yet.
     
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    I use Ford Type moly grease... /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
    I'm in water for hours at a time...
    Marine grease just washes out..
     

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