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Old 04-11-2015, 10:04 PM   #11
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I have to disagree, I bought two tubes of High Temp axle grease one was red and the other black colored.
The red one leached out of the tube before I could put it in the grease gun.
The black colored one leaked out of the grease gun under pressure.
Both tubes were bought at Auto zone.
I would not use either on my unit.
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What test
The test that determined leaching and leaking tubes of grease were not useable.
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Old 04-12-2015, 06:32 AM   #12
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The test that determined leaching and leaking tubes of grease were not useable.
That was not a test, that was a disaster waiting to happen.
The red grease started leaking out of the capped end the second day I had it while it was just sitting on the work bench.

It was more like oil than grease, when I pulled the cap there was a small red puddle in the tube.
I then pulled off the pull tab from the other end of the tube even more was there.
The box that it was in at the store was new, the clerk had just opened it

Yes the seal might have kept it from getting on the brakes but that was not a chance I was willing to take.

I will be making a trip to the dealer Monday and pick up a couple tubes of what they sell.
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That was not a test, that was a disaster waiting to happen.
The red grease started leaking out of the capped end the second day I had it while it was just sitting on the work bench.

It was more like oil than grease, when I pulled the cap there was a small red puddle in the tube.
I then pulled off the pull tab from the other end of the tube even more was there.
The box that it was in at the store was new, the clerk had just opened it

Yes the seal might have kept it from getting on the brakes but that was not a chance I was willing to take.

I will be making a trip to the dealer Monday and pick up a couple tubes of what they sell.
Try Lukas red tacky #2 Meets the specks and has a drop point of 460, I cleaned my grease gun and still had a 1/4 tube in it, It actually came out and stood like a column. Got it at Napa.
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Old 04-12-2015, 07:28 AM   #14
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That was not a test, that was a disaster waiting to happen.
The red grease started leaking out of the capped end the second day I had it while it was just sitting on the work bench.

It was more like oil than grease, when I pulled the cap there was a small red puddle in the tube.
I then pulled off the pull tab from the other end of the tube even more was there.
The box that it was in at the store was new, the clerk had just opened it

Yes the seal might have kept it from getting on the brakes but that was not a chance I was willing to take.

I will be making a trip to the dealer Monday and pick up a couple tubes of what they sell.
What brands were they?
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What brands were they?
I will need to find the receipt, will post back then.
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Old 04-12-2015, 02:28 PM   #16
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You do realize that the oil in the grease will separate naturally over time, right? This happens naturally depending on temperature conditions and age, and does not indicate the grease was bad or inadequate in any way. Once you put the tube in the gun and inject it into whatever you are luring, it will mix again and be fine.

ALL GREASE will settle over time, even the high priced synthetics. Spending a lot for grease in a low load application like this will not benefit you in any real way, unless paying that much for grease makes you feel better.

I've worked in industrial maintenance for 22 years, and now I teach industrial maintenance at a technical college. I work with lube reps from Mobile all the time. Trust me on this.

Using a thicker grease may prevent this somewhat, but using a thicker grease than what is recommended will cause more problems in the long run due to overheating (in bearings). Using thicker grease on the lift system will only make it work harder, defeating the purpose.

Use regular bearing grease. Lube it as often as they tell you. You will be fine.
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We'll I just got done greasing the 2 fittings on the cable tube and sprayed the lift posts and lowering it down they all moved good and none dropped and no bang. We should be good to go..next I'll take care of the winch
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Oh yea what type of grease go's on the elect winch
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I will need to find the receipt, will post back then.
MasterPro Chemicals.

And I misposted the store it was O'Reilly not Auto Zone.
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Oh yea what type of grease go's on the elect winch
for worm gear and worm in the older model electric winch (in the powerwinch housing) I use an extreme pressure lithium complex grease with a NLGI #2 thickness rating. And I add grease through the hole about twice a year, or more often if it looks low.

I believe you can tell by pulling the cover and seeing if there is a bunch of grease over the manual adjusting bolt/nut.
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