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avonfloater Dec 11th, 2006 4:07 pm

Front Axle Grease
 
My BMW Service Manual notes a pretty specific grease for the front axle and bearing cage - Shell Retinax EP-2. Where I live it appears finding this specific item comes just after finding the Wizard of Oz. Anybody have good recommendations for a comparable product that will do the job. Many thanks.

Denny

messenger13 Dec 11th, 2006 4:10 pm

I use Bel-Ray Waterproof grease. Found at any respectable bike shop.

Zotter Dec 11th, 2006 5:57 pm

I use Mobile 1 synthetic general purpose grease.

Find it at most any auto parts type place.

Dman Dec 11th, 2006 8:16 pm

Quote:

Originally Posted by avonfloater
My BMW Service Manual notes a pretty specific grease for the front axle and bearing cage - Shell Retinax EP-2. Where I live it appears finding this specific item comes just after finding the Wizard of Oz. Anybody have good recommendations for a comparable product that will do the job. Many thanks.

Denny


Whatever is in the grease gun will be just fine!

Good Luck

messenger13 Dec 11th, 2006 9:12 pm

Quote:

Originally Posted by Dman
Whatever is in the grease gun will be just fine!

Not if it is not "waterproof" grease. http://www.r1-forum.com/forums/image.../headshake.gif No sir! Ever see grease turn to a white powder and seize an axle real nice and tight? That's from someone using any old grease in the tube.

UncleRock Dec 11th, 2006 9:26 pm

Quote:

Originally Posted by avonfloater
finding the Wizard of Oz. Anybody have good recommendations for a comparable product that will do the job. Many thanks.
Denny

When I can't find the wizard, I just watch National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation. :rotf:
Rock

dshealey Dec 11th, 2006 9:53 pm

The grease on the axle is not for lubrication, but for corrosion control. Any good, sticky, waterproof grease should do. It's main purpose is to prevent any type of corrosion which would cause the axle to stick inside the bearing bores.

avonfloater Dec 12th, 2006 1:00 pm

As usual, thanks for the great feedback. I'm off to the auto parts store - it's just beyond Oz!

Denny

chizel May 24th, 2007 9:46 pm

i used to have this synthetic general purpose grease for my car..i bought it from a dealer who gave me discount when i also purchased this BMW axle , need to replace mine with a new one...


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