fj40 Which type of grease? (1 Viewer)

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Feb 14, 2009
Portland, Oregon
Got my new 12v grease gun. Now i need to know which grease to use for the off roading, water crossing, and rock climbing I will be doing.

What is your reccomendation?
Anyone have a grease spec for ...

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Molybdenum disulphide = birfs and balljoints/rod-ends.

Everything else = standard grease


what about u-joints?
what about u-joints?

U-joints (or "spiders" as Toyota calls them) just need standard grease.

And for standard grease, I mean any "lithium-base extreme pressure type".

(I currently use Valvoline ValPlexEP grease as my "standard grease" and Valvoline ValPlexM (Moly fortified) grease as my "molybdenum disulphide grease" - but I'm not really fussy about brands.)
Amsoil Multi purpose Red!!! Awesome stuff!! The blue heavy stuff is good too!

Good luck finding the MS grease and if you do take a xanax first cause you are going to freak when you see the price. On top of that you will prolly have to special order/purchase a case to get it.

For as little as you are going to use, goto Walmart, NAPA, etc and buy a tube of whatever makes you feel good. It really isn't going to matter.
Good luck finding the MS grease

Are you saying that we (in tiny New Zealand) have better "availibility" of a product than in your BIG countries?
Gee. That would be unusual! :D

(I can buy a tube of moly grease from a number of different sources here.)

...For as little as you are going to use, goto Walmart, NAPA, etc and buy a tube of whatever makes you feel good. It really isn't going to matter.

My experience in replacing CV joints (Birfs) on a number of different types of vehicles is that the manufacturers always want "special grease" used in this application.

And I think there would be few examples of harsher conditions for a grease to operate in. - Centrifugal force tends to throw the grease away from where it is most needed and the grease tends to "dry out" where it is most needed too.

Moly grease tends to maintain lubrication even when present as a "thin film" (rather like graphite paste would).

Some other "specialist CV greases" are nicer looking and nicer to deal with because they aren't the dark black/grey colour of Moly. - But then they'd usually be harder to get and probably cost you more for no SENSIBLE advantage. (I use these greases where they have been supplied with the new CV boots/joints I'm fitting for instance.)

Just my 2C.


PS. Steering ball-joints (on the ends of your tie rods, drag link, steering damper etc) also need a grease that still lubricates when it has "dried out to some extent" IMO. And moly grease is thus better than standard for this application too.

But moly is no better than standard grease in splines, spiders, shift linkages etc. In fact, I think the standard grease has the advantage there because it tends to remain more "fluid" and makes less mess when it escapes.

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