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Old 08-30-2016, 07:25 AM   #11
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Lucas Red "N" Tacky at your local parts store.
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Old 08-30-2016, 03:37 PM   #12
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Whatever you use make sure it is compatible with whatever is there now or the grease will turn to liquid and run away. If you don't know then take the wheel off, clean off the grease from the spindle and bearings and repack with whatever you are going to use. Not all greases like each other
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Old 08-30-2016, 07:21 PM   #13
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Lucas Red N' Tacky. Just filled up all 4 bearing buddies with it last week.
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Old 08-30-2016, 09:08 PM   #14
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I focus on high temp/pressure. Don't need water resistant as I'm not launching a boat. Also I switch colors as to easier notice when I've gotten that good flush of the hub. I use a lot of grease usually two to three tubes totally for four hubs. Do it on a nice hot day to help maintain that inner hub seal. Attachments show a healthy and an unhealthy bearing. The unhealthy bearing did get replaced after finding shavings in what poured out.
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Old 08-30-2016, 11:37 PM   #15
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Lucas Red N Tacky is a lithium base grease and lucas Green N tacky has a polyurea base and you do not want to mix them according to the e-mail lucas sent me. I use red n tacky and it works well in everything I own.
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Old 08-31-2016, 01:50 AM   #16
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Whatever you use make sure it is compatible with whatever is there now or the grease will turn to liquid and run away. If you don't know then take the wheel off, clean off the grease from the spindle and bearings and repack with whatever you are going to use. Not all greases like each other
Out of all the responses this is the most important. Like stated, if you don't know, start fresh. I too use the Lucas Red "n" Tacky in all my trailers. It's never a guessing game.
At the same time I recommend to replace the seals with a double lip seal if it doesn't have them already.
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Gosh-dern! Really! Now im gonna have to repack the bearings on my boat trailer

Never done it before and have been mixing greases right and left. Let me put it on the to-do list and Google how it's done!

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Old 08-31-2016, 07:00 AM   #18
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Gosh-dern! Really! Now im gonna have to repack the bearings on my boat trailer

Never done it before and have been mixing greases right and left. Let me put it on the to-do list and Google how it's done!

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If it's compatible don't sweat it. On a boat trailer your constantly pumping grease through the hubs anyways. For boat trailer I use a synthetic marine grade grease. It doesn't mix with moisture at all compared to a standard automotive grease.
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Compatibility charts are abundant...
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If you are useing zirk, don't pump gun more than 2 or 3 times to prevent grease blow out. It is best to repack by hand.
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