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Old 11-02-2014, 03:25 PM   #1
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Red high temp bearing grease

Just used up the last that I have been carrying since the last wheel bearing service. Am not able to find any locally. I wonder if it is still available out there somewhere ? Here is a link to the photo and narrative.
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Old 11-02-2014, 03:39 PM   #2
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I would use a moly based bearing grease. This would be a dark gray grease. I have a bearing packer that looks like two cones on a threaded bolt that is hollow and has a grease fitting in the end. You put the bearing between the cones then pump grease into them with a grease gun. Valvoline makes a good moly based grease gun cartridge. I remember the red stuff and I don't remember it being that good of a grease. Moly is good stuff because it will lubricate even when the grease is gone and there is nothing left but a film. It is commonly used as a dry lubricant. Molybdenum disulphide is the long name and it is dark gray like graphite.

The type of grease is not as important as getting all the old grease out that is different.

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Old 11-02-2014, 04:46 PM   #3
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Synthetic greased are great, they last a long time, don't emulsify with water, and taste better, kidding. Just soak your old bearings in a good solvent to get rid of the old grease!
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