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Old 06-17-2011, 04:34 AM   #1
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After continually running out of RC grease, the tubes are tiny....

What grease from auto shops is usable ??
It will be cheaper & big auto size tins & tubes
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Old 06-17-2011, 05:05 AM   #2
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Molybdenum or lithium grease from auto parts is good for thrust bearings, gear transmissions, universal axles, and so on
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Old 06-17-2011, 05:23 AM   #3
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Swaybar bushing lube/grease works great for CV's and dogbone joints.
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Old 06-17-2011, 11:22 AM   #4
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You need to be careful of automotive greases, oil based is not good for plastic or rubber, I ve been using superlube for years, it's synthetic and plastice safe,if you need thicker? try silicone brake grease,thinner then super lube? try synthetic brake caliper grease
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You can also get lithium and moly grease at the bike shop. They may be safer to use on RC than automotive lubes.
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After continually running out of RC grease, the tubes are tiny....

What grease from auto shops is usable ??
It will be cheaper & big auto size tins & tubes
Straight Castrol High Temp Bearing Grease (dont overpack the bearings)
usage Bearings,Diff,CVs just not to much.
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Old 06-17-2011, 04:09 PM   #7
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exactly what grease are you talking about? you won't use the same grease in the diff thrust and you would in bearings.....
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exactly what grease are you talking about? you won't use the same grease in the diff thrust and you would in bearings.....
All RC grease in general. Ball Diff grease is probhably the only one I would still use the RC stuff.
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Old 06-17-2011, 06:00 PM   #9
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mobil 1 synthetic grease
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Old 06-19-2011, 11:58 PM   #10
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Im having trouble finding this anywhere locally. Is it still made ??
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Im having trouble finding this anywhere locally. Is it still made ??
Yes it is.
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lucas oil red n tacky in bearings,trannys,have used it in diffs, 4.95 for a huge tube.. had the same tube for a year and still have loads left.. when racing baja 5b i got a thing of team fast eddy lube opened it up to find out they where charging 13bucks for a tinny thing of lucas oil red n tacky. i knew that from working on a race team that was sponsored by lucas oil..
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What about "Green Slime"? Where can you find that in a large container?
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mobil 1 synthetic grease
+1 on this, I just used it today. works awsome and you get so much for like 8 dollars you can give away a lot and it will still last years.
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