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Old 05-28-2017, 06:02 PM
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What's the best grease to use when re-packing trailer wheel bearings?......
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What's the best grease to use when re-packing trailer wheel bearings?......
There are a lot of them out there, but you want to use an NLGI grade 2 lithium complex grease.

Personally, I use Kendall L-427, Super Blu.

Some other comparable choices:

- Conoco / Phillips - Multiplex RED #2
- Citgo - Lithoplex MP #2, Lithoplex CM #2
- Exxon/Mobil - Ronex MP, Mobilith AW2, Mobil I Synthetic Grease
- Pennzoil / Quaker State - Synthetic Red Grease
- Shell - Rotella Heavy Duty Lithium Complex #2
- Chevron / Texaco - Chevron Ulti-Plex Grease EP #2, Texaco Starplex Moly MPGM #2
- Valvoline - Multipurpose GM, Valvoline Durablend

And do yourself a favor, get one of these if you don't have one.

https://www.etrailer.com/Tools/Power...ALL648594.html

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That is a slick little tool. Almost makes me want to resume packing my own wheel be rings. LOL I have been lazy the last few years and have hired it done.

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That is a slick little tool. Almost makes me want to resume packing my own wheel be rings. LOL I have been lazy the last few years and have hired it done.

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Yeah, it sure is. Makes a huge difference. I just rebuilt my trailer and had to pack 12 bearings. The bearing packer and a 20V Dewalt grease gun made it a LOT easier.
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You are going to get many responses on recommendations. Just use a quality grease and repack often.

I have been using evinrude grease for the last 5 years with no failures. https://www.amazon.com/Johnson-Evinr.../dp/B00KY540WA

Whatever grease you decide to run, just make sure you don't mix grease's.

I also have the wheel bearing packer above. I bought it at harbor freight. I want to say it was $10-15.
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Thanks for all the great information & suggestions!
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For the money I like the Schaeffer's Aluminum complex moly ultra. Anything lithium based can "wash out" because the base thickener is soap.
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For the money I like the Schaeffer's Aluminum complex moly ultra. Anything lithium based can "wash out" because the base thickener is soap.
Interesting. I got my grease recommendations from Myco, so that's what I've been following but what you said makes sense too. I'm going to ask them about that...
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Perfect timing for this as I pulled a seal to grease and had milkshake in a hub. Gotta do atleast one at this point. Thanks for the above info!
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For the money I like the Schaeffer's Aluminum complex moly ultra. Anything lithium based can "wash out" because the base thickener is soap.
This one ?
Schaeffer Manufacturing Co. 02212-029S Moly Ultra Grease NLGI #2, 14 oz.
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Link: http://a.co/goKyckj

I ask because if you scroll down it looks like they offer a handful of other types too.
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