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post #1 of 4 Old Mar 12th, 2012, 8:03 pm Thread Starter
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Axle Grease

I am putting the front wheel back on the LT after getting new tires. The bearings seem fine, like new actually. The service manual recommends greasing the axle and the bearing surfaces with a shell retinax grease. The best grease I am able to get locally is mobil 1 bearing grease. Is it ok to use this on the axle? Should I try and remove the old grease before greasing with the mobil 1 (I know that some greases are incompatible)?
Or, is there another grease with similar properties to the retinax that I should seek out?
Thank you for any help you can give.

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post #2 of 4 Old Mar 12th, 2012, 9:38 pm
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Re: Axle Grease

Should be fine to use. I use Mobil 1 synthetic grease on mine

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post #3 of 4 Old Mar 13th, 2012, 11:18 am
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Re: Axle Grease

The grease is there to prevent binding and corrosion. It does not lubricate any moving parts so it is not critical.

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Re: Axle Grease

Thanks Sheldan2 and John. I put things back together using the mobil 1 grease. All is well.
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