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Old 04-22-2014, 09:02 PM   #1
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What grease is best for repacking

I have a AL-KO Ultrulube. It says that I need to use NLGI Grade 2 lithium complex, grease with a minimum dropping point of 400F for the repack.

http://dutchmen.com/image/data/docum...kobrochure.pdf


The only grease I can find in our local shops that indicate dropping temperature is Quaker State Multi-Purpose Grease and Wheel Bearing Lubricant. It has a 525F dropping point, but it does not say "Lithium complex"

The other choice I have is Mystik Hi Temperature Grease, it has "Lithium complex" but does not say what is the dropping point.

Does anyone know if one of these products will work?
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Old 04-22-2014, 09:14 PM   #2
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Someone will answer this and I'll be interested in the answer also.

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What I would recommend is clean out all the old grease. Inspect the bearings and races. Repack the bearings with a High Temp./High Pressure Wheel bearing grease. Replace wheel seals.
There are grease bases that you are not suppose to mix, for this reason is why they list the type of grease used by the manufacturer. If you can't match the base, replace it with another high temp based grease.
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Old 04-22-2014, 11:36 PM   #4
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A nice write-up on grease http://www.reliabilityweb.com/art04/..._of_grease.pdf
Found this regarding the Quaker State see page 23 http://www.armandhcoutureltd.ca/docu..._catalogue.pdf
Personal preference http://www.lucasoil.com/images/media..._RedNTacky.pdf
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Old 04-23-2014, 01:44 AM   #5
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been using pennzoil 707L red grease for a few years now. worked well for me so far. NLGI-2 lithium base
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Old 04-23-2014, 03:16 AM   #6
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Does anyone know if one of these products will work?
Yes they will but I would recommend you make a trip to your local Crappy Tire and pick up some Lucas Red "N" Tacky #2. It has (for moi) outperformed a variety of other No 2 grease products designated for applications such as this.
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Old 04-23-2014, 03:43 AM   #7
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If you are removing, cleaning, inspecting, hand repacking and reinstalling I would use the Lucas Red N Tacky #2.

That's what I do. Good luck
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Old 04-24-2014, 12:21 AM   #8
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Also have the AL-KO Ultralube hubs and using Royal Purple NLGI No. 2 Synthetic Ultra Performance grease. Purchased thru Amazon last year.

Here's the spec sheet.

http://www.royalpurpleconsumer.com/w...ads/PS_UPG.pdf

First time to perform bearing maintenance, so wondering what sources you use for your Grease Seals and bearings if needed?

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Old 04-24-2014, 12:42 AM   #9
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I just repacked mine last week and used the Lucas Red n tacky #2. It has a drop temp of 540. I would make sure you clean out the old grease and not mix the two if you switch from what you already have.
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Old 04-24-2014, 12:48 AM   #10
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Best place I found to purchase seals and bearings is R & P Carriages online. They are located in Illinois and list there products on ebay. NAPA carries bearing that fit rv's. You just give them the number on the bearing. Found that out from our RV Dealer. that is where they get them
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