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Old 04-14-2018, 12:03 PM   #1
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Anyone have a specific brand grease they use for suspension.

Mechanic friend is recommending I try Lucas - specifically Lucas Red. But reviews I have read indicate it turns liquid. Thoughts??
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Mechanic friend is recommending I try Lucas - specifically Lucas Red. But reviews I have read indicate it turns liquid. Thoughts??
Any chassis grease, synthetic or dino, will work. Just buy a tube for your grease gun at Walmart or where ever.
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Any chassis grease, synthetic or dino, will work. Just buy a tube for your grease gun at Walmart or where ever.
Pretty much agree. If you look at the specs of all the tubes of grease at Walmart, Autozone, Oreilies, and many more places, you'll find that about 99.999% of the specs are the exact same. P.S.I., drip points, all about the same. So, grab one, stick it in the gun and go to work. Even if they (Lucas Red, Lucas Green, Marine, etc.) are less than top quality, they'll still work just fine. Mine gets lubed considerably more than normal anyways 'cause I figure why not? Grease is cheap compared to replacing components.

Besides, trying to find any grease with more or better specs than any of those, is tough to do for the average person. Super high-spec grease is not sold at your normal auto parts stores.
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I like Mobil 1 grease as well as oil.
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No brand preference but i perfer a extreme pressure type.

Some chassis/suspension grease is not suitable for wheel bearings so be cautious about that....

But again, any grease is better than no grease.
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Your owners manual should be your source for this information.
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Some grease is too slick to use on auto slack adjusters on diesel rigs. Not enough friction to activate the adjusters.
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I use marine brand like Mercury.I think if it's good for motors in salt water,it has to be good for chassis use.
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Your owners manual should be your source for this information.
Appreciate the rely, but no, the owners manual does not answer the question I asked. The manual tells the type. My question was for discussion of brands - if anyone had a preference.

I'm going to stick with what I have used every year since I bought it in 2013. Get it at Tractor Supply.

Traveller Premium Heavy-Duty Lithium Complex NLGI #2 Grease.
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Some grease is too slick to use on auto slack adjusters on diesel rigs. Not enough friction to activate the adjusters.
???Grease is not supposed to have "friction", I thought???
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Some grease is too slick to use on auto slack adjusters on diesel rigs. Not enough friction to activate the adjusters.
Hmmmm...the intervals of slack adjusters are purely mechanical, no activation required. Grease keeps them working smoothly
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Grease is grease for this specific application. Like what has been said before any is better than none. What I find is more often is better than not. It keeps the fittings open. Far to often the fittings freeze up from lack of use.
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Hmmmm...the internals of slack adjusters are purely mechanical, no activation required. Grease keeps them working smoothly
Edit, internals....not intervals!
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I use a 5% moly grease for the chassis but on the u-joints I use the Red tacky high temperature grease. We use the moly grease on our farm for loader pins and other low speed application where it seems to lubricate longer. But was told it was not the best grease for high speed U joints where the red tacky high temperature was a better choice.
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