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Old 09-17-2004, 09:58 PM
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I need to grease axil bearings that are bearing buddies and I have some Moly Special Purpose grease. Would that be o.k. to use or do I need to use bearing grease? If so what is the difference?
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Old 09-17-2004, 10:26 PM
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Wheel bearing grease is a special purpose grease, supposedly long strand.
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Old 09-18-2004, 06:51 AM
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Wheel bearing grease is a special purpose grease, supposedly long strand.
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NLGI #2 EP grease will do you fine, typically these are lithium 12-hydroxystearate soap based greases today. Look on the label of you Moly grease if it says that (NLGI #2 EP) use it.

Franz, you are correct, bearing greases are typically have a long stranded structure, lithium soaps and lithium complex greases are long standed. Before lithium based grease overtook the majority of the market. Calcium based greases were the primary source of axel grease. Calcium are fairly squirelly to make. Lithiums are much easier.

The EP (extreme pressure) lubrication additives used is a sulfur phosphorus compound similar to the additive used in automotive gear oils. It is the additive that give gear oil it "unique" odor. Moly will not hurt your bearing. I use a moly containing grease around here all the time.
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Old 09-18-2004, 08:25 PM
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Thank you Shade Tree.
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