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Old 03-13-2014, 07:11 PM   #1
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What type grease?

Hello, I have a 2008 34FDDS Alpine limited and want to grease the coach. The drive shaft u joints have grease fittings that I noticed. Where if any are more and is there a certain type grease I need to use?



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Any high quality automotive grease is fine. There are many points to lube, consult your chassis manual, they usually have a diagram of all places that need attention.
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The grease specification you're looking for is NLGI#2.
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The grease specification you're looking for is NLGI#2.
Like I said, high quality automotive grease. #2 means it has the consistency of peanut butter. (not chunky) It is a standard set by the National Lubricating Grease Institute (NLFI) Most all lubricating multipurpose greases meet this standard, check the label to be sure.

Valvoline/14.1 oz. (399.728 g.) GM, Chrysler, European and Japanese vehicles multipurpose grease tube (VV615) | Lubricant/Grease | AutoZone.com
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Like I said, high quality automotive grease. #2 means it has the consistency of peanut butter. (not chunky) It is a standard set by the National Lubricating Grease Institute (NLFI) Most all lubricating multipurpose greases meet this standard, check the label to be sure.

Valvoline/14.1 oz. (399.728 g.) GM, Chrysler, European and Japanese vehicles multipurpose grease tube (VV615) | Lubricant/Grease | AutoZone.com
Yes. He asked what type and I gave the specification. What's the point here? There are NLGI #1 greases available that are also " high quality" but they meet a different specification.
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I use chevron ultra duty 2 ep. resist water and doesn't sling out the u-joints bad.
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OK--I vote for #2, too.....while they sort out 1 vs 2--here is a short list of the fittings: 2 on each u-joint [opinions vary about whether to push grease beyond joint seals--I do]; one on drive shaft[lateral movement]. Front suspension: 2 on each king pin [top and bottom][one pin on each side]; 2 on tie rod [ends]; 2 on drag link [ends]; 2 on steering shaft [2 u-joints]. Rocker shaft on brake pedal [08???]. The rubber gasket where the steering shaft goes thru floor gets dry/dirty and can squeak.
PS--alway get in trouble when commenting on newer coaches--have to assume they have a similar fitting config....
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Nothing to sort out. WRV specified NLGI#2 grease.
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Thanks for the replies, I'm picking up some grease this week end and will knock out the lube!

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