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Old 07-28-2005, 07:56 AM   #15
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I would never assume ALL red grease is wrong just because it is red. My recommendation is when in doubt change it out with a known bearing grease that is rated for the application.
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If in doubt, change it out (well said). I concur with that. Additionally, be sure a proper bearing grease is used not just a general grease.



Some words of wisdom (from experience). Most wheel bearing greases are Lithium type. Several good wheel bearing grease sources are:
  • Mobil Oil Mobil grease HP
  • Exxon/Standard Ronex MP
  • Kendall Refining Co. Kendal L-427
  • Ashland Oil Co. Valvoline Val-plex EP

Also, it is typically not a good idea to mix greases find a good one and stick with it. Avoid the temptation to buy whatever is on sale. This is the life blood of the rotating assemblies on the axle. Airstreams recall letter shows clearly what can happen by overlooking something as simple GREASE!



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Old 07-28-2005, 12:49 PM   #16
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Any issue with using grease designed for submersible axles in a non-submersible axle?

I have a boat trailer and my pull toy. Since the boat trailer uses a grease designed to be dunked in the water I use the same grease in my pull toy. I have done this since 2001 although I do not travel that much. 6 trips since 2001. About 3500 miles total. I have not had any issues, just curious.

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I believe the Mobil 1 synthetic grease IS rated for wheelbearing use. There have been reports of it bleeding out, in all sorts of applications. I am using it in my grease gun for my tractors, mowers and chassis grease on my pickup and have not seen any of the reported bleedout. Maybe Mobil 1 addressed the issue and it no longer occurs. Once again, I use it, and have not seen it.
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I believe the Mobil 1 synthetic grease IS rated for wheelbearing use. There have been reports of it bleeding out, in all sorts of applications. I am using it in my grease gun for my tractors, mowers and chassis grease on my pickup and have not seen any of the reported bleedout. Maybe Mobil 1 addressed the issue and it no longer occurs. Once again, I use it, and have not seen it.
It is the same issue as the synthetic oil leak issue. If you have wheel bearing seals that are marginal, or weep, they will spew the synthetic grease.
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I appreciate the axle grease discussion, but Lou gets a helping of my limited Karma for the original post.

I look forward to hearing which axle manufacturer Airstream decides to go with if his dealer's info was accurate.
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I appreciate the axle grease discussion, but Lou gets a helping of my limited Karma for the original post.

I look forward to hearing which axle manufacturer Airstream decides to go with if his dealer's info was accurate.
Why thank you.
As most can testify, I do not hold back information that I find. Since it was nothing that I read or was an official statement I figured it would be best to ask the forums members if they had heard something like that.
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Lou gets a helping of my limited Karma for the original post.
You are the only one that puts limits on the Karma that you give.

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You are the only one that puts limits on the Karma that you give.


Okay. What do you mean?
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You may give out your Karma as much as you would like as often as you would like.

There actually is a restriction. Giving it out to the same person with in a short period of time.

So give freely. It is not in limited supply.

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