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Old 05-02-2009, 07:18 PM   #1
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is anyone using white lithium grease instead of black grease for their diffs?
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I tried the lithium grease on my diffs, and while it worked just fine it became unsightly quickly. I started using engine rebuild grease due to a recommendation in the O'Donnell thread.
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I tried the lithium grease on my diffs, and while it worked just fine it became unsightly quickly. I started using engine rebuild grease due to a recommendation in the O'Donnell thread.
How do you mean "unsightly" have you had good luck with the engine rebuild grease?
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Plain Old bearing/wheel Grease from the automotive shop is all you need...and a tub should last you YEARS to come..FWIW Green slime is Green grease....so don't be caught buying .05$ worth of grease for 2$.
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Lithium grease works bitchin for me because it lets me see how much is where, and also when its time to clean up and regrease...you can tell because the crap turns black as coal.

BUT I dont use lithium grease anymore, I whipped a dollop of nice Moly impregnated grease out of the pitcart for our 1:1 racecar...moly goooooooooooood stuff that moly is.
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black grease and litium grease are the same thing IIRC only one is not as refined (black grease)

automotive wheel bearing grease will suffice as well
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http://www.amainhobbies.com/product_...ducts_id/12718
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I got a 1 pound tub of that for $5, got a spoon and started putting the grease in a spare syringe. I think alot of people get caught up in if it is made by a RC company, it must be designed for RC cars instead of real cars, when they are actually just getting the greases/oils from real cars.
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By "unsightly" I mean it looks dirty. The tracks I run on are red clay and it doesn't take 5 minutes before the stuff is orange. On the plus side, you can tell when it's time to clean it up. I also bought a can of the Mobil 1 and a syringe and use that for the universal joints. The black molly grease goes on the ring and pinion gears.
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I use Lucas Red n tacky synthetic bearing grease. Its very simular to Mobil one synthetic grease. Either one is very good and cheap.
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By "unsightly" I mean it looks dirty. The tracks I run on are red clay and it doesn't take 5 minutes before the stuff is orange. On the plus side, you can tell when it's time to clean it up. I also bought a can of the Mobil 1 and a syringe and use that for the universal joints. The black molly grease goes on the ring and pinion gears.


Grease in CV joints is a Bad idea....once they get dirty all your doing is grinding the dirty grease in there and causing further wear issues....you need a Dry Film lube for CVD's.
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Grease in CV joints is a Bad idea....once they get dirty all your doing is grinding the dirty grease in there and causing further wear issues....you need a Dry Film lube for CVD's.
what if you use CVD boot's? no worries then right?
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what if you use CVD boot's? no worries then right?

depends on which.
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I'm using the O'Donnell wax lubricant now. Haven't tried it long enough to know if it's better.
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I'm using the O'Donnell wax lubricant now. Haven't tried it long enough to know if it's better.


being a wax lube it Will Attract dirt....ive been there and done that....Dry Film Lube's are THE ONLY way to go for CVD's....Extreme graphite dry lube is what i use....Jigaloo is the brand name to be specific.
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