Originally Posted by Devoman
..I mean as long as I am lubing up and pushing out the old grease,It should be ok?
YES, so don't obsess over this...
i WIPE off the residual OOZING grease right after an injection.
using a disposable paper towel and glove.
the goal is to just NOT have to much sand, grit and road debris, mucking up things.
the IMPORTANT thing is not letting the bar heads get DRY.
even old grease is better than no grease.
there is very little heat, motion or WEAR happening to the grease INSIDE the hitch head and bar connection.
so the 'turning dark' isn't a major concern for the grease as long as it is still LUBRICATING.
the official owners manual suggest frequent/regular injections of grease
and the old haha stuff says EVERY 500 miles.
but largely it depends on TIME between injections, weather, miles, turns and ALL the other variables.
so for example on a 3000 mile interstate tow done in 1 week,
i might lube before and after, not during, but inspecting regularly.
while in a 6 week trip, REGARDLESS of miles, i would inspect, inject and wipe weekly.
there is NO NEED 2 routinely/frequently remove the bars from the hitch head.
perhaps 1 TIME each year, on the SAME day U regrease the BALL/cup.
unless there is trouble or malfunction, which would be casebycase.
and the RED grease (synthetic) isn't absolutely required or better than any lithium/moly grease.
it's just EASIER to see when 2 stop pumping, as the first traces of red ooze out.