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Old 07-16-2014, 07:44 PM   #1
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Excess Grease DIY

My rig has 22 zerks that need to be greased.

We have dialed back to about 3,000 miles per year, so I do the deed one time per year. I have no other use for the grease.

I buy a 14 oz tube of grease for my grease gun and have plenty left over when the deed is done.

Next year the tube has liquified all over my storage box.

So I buy another tube.

What do the experts do to use the rest of the grease in the tube?
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Wow. What type grease do you buy? I use WalMart NLGI 2 marine grease in the RV and standard chassis grease on my farm equipment and although I get a bit of liquid off it in very hot weather, it doesn't flow. I keep at least 3 grease guns and have no problems with any of them. I store them outside (100 summer 20 winter) and may not have to refill them every 2 years or so.
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I also have had grease liquify and run out of the tube if left in my hot garage. I now remove the tube from the grease gun, put it in a large zip lock freezer bag and store it in the refrigerator in the garage. Doesn't hurt the beer and keeps just fine. Grease seems to srore best at 70 and below
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Old 07-16-2014, 08:55 PM   #4
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I use high temp. high pressure liutp. grease.
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You know guys if you go back to old school and use just regular old chassis grease that you are suppose to be using instead of marine, high temp, super blue, and all the rest of the over advertised. Good old chassis grease is a yellowish color and doesn't melt unless you expose it to extreme high temps which your motorhome isn't going to give it. There is a place for all these different greases but they are all not meant for your motorhome.
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Except for our snow machines, all of the vehicles we have, get the same grease. That being the case, grease does not stay in the tubes for long.
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The refer idea is a good one.

Since our Garage frequently gets 100 degree plus temps inside with the doors open, I would guess most greases will liquify. I am not buying any special grease that would have inherent weaknesses. (Some grease is better than no grease at all.) And it is cheap so cost is not a disposal issue.
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I use marine grease for my boat and I used it on the motor home.
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One of the main things on grease is to not mix it. Mixing EP grease with non-EP will turn hard and will not lube anything.
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I would try a different high temp grease. Grease that liquifies at ambient garage temps would also degrade in service locations with severe heat and friction.
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An alternative: Buy a smaller pistol grip gun that uses the small 3 oz tubes. You won't have much, if any, left over.
Amazon.com: Lumax LX-1172 Black Mini-Pistol Grip Grease Gun with 3 oz. Cartridge: Automotive
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Gary, thanks. I own one of those things. Will try that!
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I also have had grease liquify and run out of the tube if left in my hot garage. I now remove the tube from the grease gun, put it in a large zip lock freezer bag and store it in the refrigerator in the garage. Doesn't hurt the beer and keeps just fine. Grease seems to srore best at 70 and below
Another great reason for having a beer fridge in the garage.
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