View Full Version : Wheel Bearing Grease ?

04-22-2007, 07:43 AM
Whats the best brand or type of wheel bearing grease to use ?

I've tried a few diff. ones, but w/ the water and muck it seems I need to repack them every few outings.

Thanks [cheers]

04-22-2007, 09:10 AM
The best is the grease without water, mud and sand[cheers] . I've tried all kinds and it does'nt seen to make a difference. It just needs to be clean.

04-22-2007, 09:23 AM
try that external farm grease? its pretty thick shiat! not sure how it is for bearings but it will keep the water out

04-22-2007, 09:35 AM
ive used penzoil for a long time, been pretty happy but every grease i have tried still comes out of all the , end links,ball joints and anything else that has grease , I find a good day of wheelin will do the trick of gettin grease out of where ever it is,,,, and when u put it back in its amaizing how much water/sand,and mud get in there ..
have u tried the lucas oil stuff yet??? its pretty thick and when I tried it on my chassis it didnt seem to allow as much water and junk in my ball joints and stuff but i havent used it on wheel bearings..

04-22-2007, 09:41 AM
I use Castrol Syntec grease here and at JT seems to be pretty good shit.

Always broke
04-22-2007, 09:44 AM
Black Moly Lube expensive but works great, the Pennziol red lithium grease is good as well

04-22-2007, 09:58 AM
must be a Heep thing[cheers]

04-22-2007, 11:56 AM
I use whatever the lube shop puts in

I dont like getting my hands greeeeezy

Naa I've always usec penzoil and to prevent water and dirt from getting in I just dont drive it

Oh and have ya thought of replacing those 5 buck seals??

04-22-2007, 01:29 PM
Try Lucas xtra heavy duty grease (the green stuff). We sat in a river stuck one night for @3 hours with a blown tire. Pulled the front end apart the next day to repack everything and all the grease was still in there. It's more expensive that others but defenitely worth the money.

04-22-2007, 01:46 PM
It didn't matter what i used on my old truck the front end was never together long enough for the grease to get old:D

04-22-2007, 02:06 PM
Used to use Red Ram but it is hard to find.

We use the Pennzoil stuff when we can get it

04-22-2007, 09:57 PM
what do boats with inboard engines use on the bearing seal where the prop shaft passes through the hull?

04-22-2007, 10:00 PM
grease is highly over-rated :D

04-23-2007, 07:49 AM
lucas... red ram.... in that order...

BeerBaron Sr.
04-23-2007, 09:37 AM
On a boat, a stuffing box is used,[this is hard to explain],a cotton type of rope iswrapped around the shaftnumerous times,tighten box together,the
water will expand the rope to help it seal. When working proper they will drip.

BeerBaron Sr.
04-23-2007, 09:47 AM
On a vehicle,there is really no way of keeping everything out,if your truck is
used constantly don"t waste money on expensive oil,just change it more often with cheaper oil.Aparently John Deere makes a gear oilthat won"t seep
when its cold , I have never tried it though,just read about it in a Braden
Winch manual.{Corn Gear Oil]ANYONE TRIED IT

04-23-2007, 10:04 AM
I use Moly grease (don't care what brand) reason is, that with all the water we wheel in, you can't keep it out.
The Moly grease has solid lubricants in it that don't wash out as easily as typical EP 2 / EP 3 greases do.

04-23-2007, 11:29 PM
i use penzoil bearing grease 707L red stuff no complaints almost as good as marine stuff but cheaper i think.

04-24-2007, 12:25 AM
i use lucas bearing grease same stuff they use in the boats great shit[cheers]