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post #1 of 9 Old Dec 11th, 2006, 3:07 pm Thread Starter
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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.

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I use Bel-Ray Waterproof grease. Found at any respectable bike shop.
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post #3 of 9 Old Dec 11th, 2006, 4:57 pm
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I use Mobile 1 synthetic general purpose grease.

Find it at most any auto parts type place.

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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.

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Whatever is in the grease gun will be just fine!

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Whatever is in the grease gun will be just fine!
Not if it is not "waterproof" grease. 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.
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finding the Wizard of Oz. Anybody have good recommendations for a comparable product that will do the job. Many thanks.
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post #7 of 9 Old Dec 11th, 2006, 8:53 pm
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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.

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

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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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