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Old 11-04-2014, 07:22 PM   #1
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Chassis grease

I have been using Shell Rotella grease on my Motorhome chassis , which happens to be a Freightliner , for the past several years. I can no longer find that grease and I am curious to know what other owners are using.

All I know about the Rotella grease is that is a NLGI #2 and it is red in color. Obviously I am looking for something compatilable without having to clean out the existing grease.

Thanks in advance.
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Old 11-04-2014, 07:25 PM   #2
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Find a tech data sheet for the Rotella grease and compare the spec's to that of other products. I'm sure you will find another available grease that is compatible.
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Old 11-04-2014, 09:56 PM   #3
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Here is a link to what I have been using for the past 30+ years, and I have not found anything better

https://sfrcorp.com/product/sfr-2522...essure-grease/
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Old 11-05-2014, 07:29 AM   #4
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Grandpere Thanks for the info on this company.. They are not out of line on pricing even on the motor oil.. Have you used the oil or just grease??
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Their oil is something new they started so I have not used it. What I do is use Castrol motor oil and then add SFR 100. It is the original product they developed and I have seen no reason to change what I have been using. If I remember correctly all the motor oil is fully synthetic and I do not use synthetic oil because all my vehicles are older and my 2 main mechanics have told me not to use it in as it will make my vehicles start to burn oil due to their high mileage.
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I have been using Mobil-1 Synthetic grease.
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I second using Mobil-1 Synthetic grease.
It's red too and available at most auto parts stores.
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Here is a link to article about grease compatibility with a chart for comparison of various bases. Generally, any NLGI #2 grease with lithium or lithium complex base will be compatible with each other.

Understanding Grease Compatibility

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Well, since others threw out other greases, I'll throw this out. I have a sand car that I run in the desert and the dunes pretty hard. It is street legal, and it's used on the street, but not too rough.

I have found for a few years now that Cat Desert Gold grease is great stuff. I pack my CV joints after I clean them and it lasts for over a season. For a grease not to go away in a season is an accomplishment, we really abuse the CV joints, full angles on both ends of the axle travel. Just putting it out there, if you need a good grease.
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Your owner's manual should tell you what grease to use.
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