Originally Posted by sfixx
I'd be interested in seeing that recall or info pertaining to the negative effects of red grease. I just packed my bearings with Redline Oil's RED CV-2 high performance synthetic bearing grease.
There is a thread in this forum called 2004 Recall Notice. Members here have posted some problems with wheel bearing grease from the AS factory. The red grease is mentioned in post # 46. Other posts mentioned that is some cases the grease got past the seals and onto the brake linings. That does not mean that the grease you used is inferior.
The reason I started this thread is because the previous owner of my 1989 Excella had taken the trailer to the AS factory last year for wheel bearing service. After checking one hub yesterday I found out that the red wheel bearing was used for this service. I have not pulled the hubs yet, but I did notice grease seeping from the dust cap. I can't say if this is the same grease that is mentioned in the AS recall, but it is possible.
This post is a "head up" for owners who may have had their bearings serviced or had new axles installed at the AS factory in the past year.