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Old 11-22-2002, 07:21 AM   #1
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Synthetic Wheel Bearing Grease

Anyone using it? I am thinking of using Amsoil grease, when I repack mine here soon.
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Old 11-22-2002, 02:16 PM   #2
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I've been using Mobil 1 synthetic grease in my 71. No problems to report. Cheers!
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Mobil 1 on anything that moves. Engines, Bearings, Manual Transmissions, rear ends..... Also easier to get at any parts house locally and on the road.

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I use synthetic lube in my tow vehicle but have never thought about it for the wheel bearings on my trailer. I would love to have your comments on its use from those who have tried it. Where do you find it? Any special tips for its use? How often do you repack?

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Old 11-24-2002, 09:18 PM   #5
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The folks at Henschen I talked to have no opinion or recommendations on synthetic grease. Dexter recommends Pennzoil Red Synthetic Grease. I have not been able to locate any. Mobile 1 grease is available just about anywhere. Amsoil can be ordered by their 800 number or website. I have ordered the Amsoil grease for when I repack mine. It is recommended that wheel bearings on travel trailers be done once a year or 10,000 miles, which ever comes first.

A friend of mine has a tandem axle forklift trailer. It has Dexter's dura-flex axles on it. He lost an outer bearing on one wheel a couple of weeks ago. I looked at it, and the grease was very dirty looking. He estimated the bearings were done 5 years and 250,000 miles ago! It had zerk fittings on the hub covers. It looked like someone had pumped in too much grease and blew the seal out a while back.
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