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Old 02-19-2011, 12:12 PM   #21
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Be careful with that grease you bought from Walmart. It has a drop point 90 degrees below the minimum spec by AL-KO.
It has a drop point of 350 degrees minimum.
That is what the label says.What do you use?
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Old 02-19-2011, 12:42 PM   #22
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Iggy,
I prefer a synthetic grease, and usually buy the Valvoline SynPower Synthetic Grease, available at AdvanceAuto ($7.99) and many other places.

Here's a link to the spec sheet for it...
http://www.valvoline.com/pdf/SynPower_Grease.pdf
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Old 02-19-2011, 02:31 PM   #23
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Here's a diagram of the grease flow:

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Old 02-19-2011, 02:51 PM   #24
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I know 350 degrees may not be what the manuf . wants but lets get realistic.
If my wheel bearings got to 350 degrees they already failed and the grease whould not liquify until 350 F. So I guess if I have grease that doesn't liquify until 450 F isn't going to help much.
If you keep your bearing greased often they should not wear or fail unless it is a manuf defect and nothing is going to stop it.

Don't get me wrong about the grease. I will try any find one with a higher drop point.
I will keep my trailer speed below 100 mph should help. LOL
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Old 02-20-2011, 02:01 PM   #25
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Be careful with that grease you bought from Walmart. It has a drop point 90 degrees below the minimum spec by AL-KO.

Thanks for your input.
Took the grease back and found the stuff I needed.
How is the specs on this one.
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Thanks for your input.
Took the grease back and found the stuff I needed.
How is the specs on this one.
Looks good!
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Old 02-21-2011, 11:21 PM   #27
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now you just need to put it in the grease gun and pump the old stuff out LOL
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Old 02-22-2011, 06:09 PM   #28
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The tube says not to mix different types of grease, how do you know if it is compatable with what is in there already?
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Old 02-22-2011, 07:32 PM   #29
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The tube says not to mix different types of grease, how do you know if it is compatable with what is in there already?
The color of the original grease from the factory is black and this new stuff is red. It is all Class 2 grease and all you are doing is flushing out the lines and the bearing races until you see all red grease.

Is that what you are looking for?
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Types of grease is not the same as brands of grease. As long as they meet the specs; color (or brand) does not matter.
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