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Grease question and recommendations?

Discussion in 'General Tundra Discussion' started by cornwall325, Jul 27, 2020.

  1. Jul 27, 2020 at 6:46 AM
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    cornwall325

    cornwall325 [OP] Work in Progress

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    Just curious what brand and type of grease you guys are using for greasing? I have a 2018 and just bought a new grease gun so I figured I would ask before I bought a tube of grease. I’m sure you guys have used all different brands. I don’t mind to pay the price since I plan on keeping this truck a long time. Thanks in advance for all the help.
     
  2. Jul 27, 2020 at 6:59 AM
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    I also have a 2018 CM TRD Offroad, I only have 2 grease fitings on the truck that I can find, they are on the front drive shaft, both u-joints, I use Lucas red sticky grease every 10k miles. Just run the truck up on some ramps so you can turn the drive shaft easily to find the nipples. If I remember correctly, the transfer case end needs to be gotten with the nipple facing up.
     
  3. Jul 27, 2020 at 7:36 AM
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    JohnLakeman

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    After decades, all my old faithful grease guns have finally died, and I am looking at the same decision.

    Back in the '70s and '80s, car makers, including Toyota, were using and recommending moly fortified chassis greases. Since the mid '70s, I had really good professional experience with Mobil lubricants, and with their moly grease in particular. Good NLGI #2, lithium-base moly fortified grease is not common anymore. The last moly grease I bought was Valvoline, but it was too dry and stiff for my taste. I've tried synthetic grease, and the last I had was prone to the oil base separation from other components and additives if not used quickly. Anyway, I'm skeptical that synthetic base oil really improves the performance of greases.

    What I'm looking at now is Mobil XHP 462 Moly grease. One of the descriptions I saw described it as "buttery consistency", as opposed to dry like the Valvoline. I read the XHP as extreme high pressure, but who knows. :notsure: I haven't tried it yet, so have no personal experience. Here is Mobil's specification, you decide:

    https://www.mobil.com/en/lubricants...ricants/products/products/mobilgrease-xhp-462

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07JNCLTFB?ref=em_1p_0_ti&ref_=pe_2313400_505885490

    BTW...What grease gun did you decide on? I'm looking at this one; it's pretty dang pricey for a grease gun, but I'm tired of junk:

    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07MK5FW2...olid=1UABBMOV684MI&psc=1&ref_=lv_ov_lig_dp_it
     
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  4. Jul 27, 2020 at 9:16 AM
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    I’ve been using this grease for years on many different trucks and equipment and has never failed me. Just my 2 cents
     
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  5. Jul 27, 2020 at 9:50 AM
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    Bravex Heavy Duty Professional... https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07BK2ZD4N?ref=ppx_pop_mob_ap_share

    This is the grease gun I bought. Looking at reviews it appears to be decent. The true test will be when I get to try it out.
     
  6. Jul 27, 2020 at 10:17 AM
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    TXRailRoadBandit73

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    What I used on Tundra and on my T100
     
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    This is a timely thread for me. Thanks for bringing up the topic.
     
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    The Plews & Edelmann is an excellent pistol type grease gun and sells for $36. I have been using it to great 8 fittings on my diesel 2500 truck every 3,000 miles and it works very well. A 90 degree angle adapter for the tip helps in tight spaces.
     
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    Like the above post, in the 1970's I used a black Moly disulfide grease. I thought the stuff was excellent. Some of the mechanics at Exxon (where I worked at the time) didn't agree. So we took a blob of their green grease and some of mine and put the on a shelf in the shop. We came back months later. The green grease was hard as a rock. The moly was still like it came out of the can.

    Today I use Red Line Synthetic CV-2 grease. https://www.redlineoil.com/cv-2-grease. Is it better than the rest? All I can say is that I use it in my 1969 Corvette. I run the car on road courses (Lime Rock, NJMS, etc) No failures yet. Which proves nothing as far as it being "Better".
     
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    I've used Valvoline and Mobil 1 red in the past. Currently have Rotella red in the grease gun.

    The Lock N Lube fitting is money where it'll fit. The transfer case fitting is pretty recessed.
     
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    Given your location, you must have been at Bayway refinery. I spent my time at Baytown. The mechanics debate on the topic du jour is both familiar and nostalgic.

    The difference in the two greases was probably due to the base formulation (soaps? thickeners?) rather than the moly. The moly is a key ingredient, but is only carried by the base. I spent a six month stint at Mobil Beaumont refinery, then went back to Exxon at Baytown Olefins Plant. At Beaumont, I learned how much technology Mobil put into lubricants and became a convert. It's not easy being a fan of DTE when your company makes and supplies Terrestic. :D
     
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  13. Jul 29, 2020 at 7:22 AM
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    Red n tacky.
     
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    Actually at the Exxon Car car in Roslyn. Right over the Roslyn viaduct.
     
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