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Old 06-03-2012, 01:17 PM   #29
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Old 06-03-2012, 07:18 PM   #30
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The product that I refered to earlier for lubricating the hitchball and weight distribution bars, i.e., Sta-Lube’s SL3174 -- Constant Velocity (CV) Joint Grease, 4 Wt Oz</SPAN>. tube is described as: “A special lithium base grease fortified with molybdenum disulfide and polymers. It is used for the installation & repair work on CV joints. Will extend the life of the CV joint & the additives will sustain the shock loads encountered in the CV joints</SPAN>.”

It’s widely available in auto parts stores, and it works well for lubricating hitchball & WD bars.
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Old 06-03-2012, 07:44 PM   #31
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The product that I refered to earlier for lubricating the hitchball and weight distribution bars, i.e., Sta-Lube’s SL3174 -- Constant Velocity (CV) Joint Grease, 4 Wt Oz</SPAN>. tube is described as: “A special lithium base grease fortified with molybdenum disulfide and polymers. It is used for the installation & repair work on CV joints. Will extend the life of the CV joint & the additives will sustain the shock loads encountered in the CV joints</SPAN>.”

It’s widely available in auto parts stores, and it works well for lubricating hitchball & WD bars.
I took a look at the make-up of the product and compared MSDS sheets and discovered that Sta-Lube has 2-4% Moly and Yamalube 35% Moly, I had used the Sta-Lube product on our boat and pwc's and it did not seem too last too long on the shafts and such (no immersion) switched over to the Yamalube that I had on hand and was surprised at the durability. Honda also provides a similar product but found that it is cost prohibitive!
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I also found CV joint lube to be not long lasting.
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Old 06-03-2012, 08:15 PM   #33
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Always game to try something better. I see it is $6.99 for the 10oz tube on Amazon...if I picked the right product. I'll give it a try.

Amazon.com: Yamalube Molybdenum Disulfide Grease 10 oz. Tube: Automotive
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I use a little motorcycle chain lube that contains molyd from a spray can that I have for our dirt bike.

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Old 06-03-2012, 09:26 PM   #35
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I use an Andersen "no sway" WD system, no grease required as the ball and the trailer move as one. Nice not to be getting grease all over everything every time I hitch up or unhitch.
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