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    Question Thrust Bearing Grease...

    For years I've been using Kendal Super Blue 427 however, it's becoming more difficult to find.
    And good substitutions out there that's compatible with the existing Kendal Blue in my thrust bearing and u-joints?
    Maybe Pennzoil 707L Red?
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    Well, I don't know if it's easier to find, I am an Amsoil dealer and have a case of this in my garage, been using it for over a decade..Pretty much the same stuff you have been using.

    Most Amsoil guys on here can drop ship it to your door...Or I can.


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    Quote Originally Posted by HammerDown View Post
    For years I've been using Kendal Super Blue 427 however, it's becoming more difficult to find.
    And good substitutions out there that's compatible with the existing Kendal Blue in my thrust bearing and u-joints?
    Maybe Pennzoil 707L Red?

    Any Lithium based, extreme pressure grease will do. When switching grease brands, you need to remove the current grease as they don't inter mix, and refill with desired replacement grease.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sleekcrafter View Post
    Any Lithium based, extreme pressure grease will do. When switching grease brands, you need to remove the current grease as they don't inter mix, and refill with desired replacement grease.

    You can actually look up the chemical composition and make an educated guess. Do it all the time in my trade...(HVAC tech.)
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    I like the mobile 1 synthetic, I use it on jet pump, ujoints and trailer hubs

    Product Description

    Mobil 1 Synthetic Grease is an NLGI No 2 high-performance automotive grease which combines a synthetic base fluid with a lithium complex soap thickener. The thickener system provides a high dropping point, while additives impart optimum extreme-pressure properties and excellent resistance to water wash, and outstanding protection against rust and corrosion. Mobil 1 Synthetic Grease has excellent structural stability. The synthetic base oil used in Mobil 1 Synthetic Grease gives it excellent performance properties at both high and low temperatures. High structural shear stability coupled with a high performance base oil make Mobil 1 Synthetic an outstanding automotive grease.
    Excellent resistance to water wash
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    I use Mobil1 grease also. I've had two thrust bearing failures since 2002. I put about 150 engine hours on my boat each year. My boat has had water in the hull a few times from punching large waves on Lake Champlain and once from splitting the aluminum hull on a rock in rapids on the CT River. The water may have intruded the bearing, but no way to confirm. I grease the bearings every few times out (about every 50-100 miles). I'm sure I'll go through more bearings, but I'm sticking with Mobil1 for it's reputation and availability.

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    Here is what I use. Will not sling off and waterproof.
    http://www.greengrease.net/
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    Quote Originally Posted by Outlaw View Post
    I like the mobile 1 synthetic, I use it on jet pump, ujoints and trailer hubs

    Product Description

    Mobil 1 Synthetic Grease is an NLGI No 2 high-performance automotive grease which combines a synthetic base fluid with a lithium complex soap thickener. The thickener system provides a high dropping point, while additives impart optimum extreme-pressure properties and excellent resistance to water wash, and outstanding protection against rust and corrosion. Mobil 1 Synthetic Grease has excellent structural stability. The synthetic base oil used in Mobil 1 Synthetic Grease gives it excellent performance properties at both high and low temperatures. High structural shear stability coupled with a high performance base oil make Mobil 1 Synthetic an outstanding automotive grease.
    Excellent resistance to water wash
    x2 have used the mobil 1 for years under heavy and substained use and abuse, have never had a bearing failure.

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    i use the lucas ep red grease, have had really good luck with it and its easy as hell to find.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sleekcrafter View Post
    Any Lithium based, extreme pressure grease will do. When switching grease brands, you need to remove the current grease as they don't inter mix, and refill with desired replacement grease.
    That's the issue...I'm not about to pull the engine so I can get to the thrust bearing. Whatever I switch to must be compatible with the Kendal that's already in the bearing.

    Kendall® L-427 Super Blu is a high-quality, multipurpose,
    extreme-pressure (EP) lithium complex grease developed to
    satisfy the severe lubrication requirements of heavily-loaded
    plain and rolling-element bearings operating at moderate to high
    temperatures. It is NLGI GC-LB certified for use as a
    multipurpose automotive wheel bearing and chassis lubricant.
    L-427 Super Blu is manufactured with high-quality paraffinic base
    oils thickened with a lithium complex soap. It contains an
    extreme-pressure additive, a tackifier, and rust and oxidation
    inhibitors to provide excellent wear protection, excellent thermal
    stability at high temperatures, and excellent resistance to
    corrosion and water washout. It forms an effective seal to help
    minimize bearing contamination and provides a high level of
    adhesion to the bearing surface for improved retention, reduced
    leakage and enhanced resistance to water washout.

    Features/Benefits
    • Excellent performance over a wide temperature range
    • Excellent wear protection
    • High load-carrying capacity
    • Protects against rust and corrosion
    • Excellent resistance to water washout
    • NLGI GC-LB certified
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    Quote Originally Posted by HammerDown View Post
    That's the issue...I'm not about to pull the engine so I can get to the thrust bearing. Whatever I switch to must be compatible with the Kendal that's already in the bearing.

    Kendall® L-427 Super Blu is a high-quality, multipurpose,
    extreme-pressure (EP) lithium complex grease developed to
    satisfy the severe lubrication requirements of heavily-loaded
    plain and rolling-element bearings operating at moderate to high
    temperatures. It is NLGI GC-LB certified for use as a
    multipurpose automotive wheel bearing and chassis lubricant.
    L-427 Super Blu is manufactured with high-quality paraffinic base
    oils thickened with a lithium complex soap. It contains an
    extreme-pressure additive, a tackifier, and rust and oxidation
    inhibitors to provide excellent wear protection, excellent thermal
    stability at high temperatures, and excellent resistance to
    corrosion and water washout. It forms an effective seal to help
    minimize bearing contamination and provides a high level of
    adhesion to the bearing surface for improved retention, reduced
    leakage and enhanced resistance to water washout.

    Features/Benefits
    • Excellent performance over a wide temperature range
    • Excellent wear protection
    • High load-carrying capacity
    • Protects against rust and corrosion
    • Excellent resistance to water washout
    • NLGI GC-LB certified
    use the lucas, i know its gonna make the grease purple mixing blue and red, but from what you posted, its the same stuff.

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    I use the green greese for everything. Be careful what you put in wheel bearing here in MI. If the water cops see a sheen on the water comming from the wheel bearings your going to be dragging out the gold card.
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    lucas ep Red 'N' Tacky Grease
    Lucas Red 'N' Tack Grease is a smooth, tacky, red lithium 12-OH grease fortified with rust and oxidation inhibitors. It has good water resistance and washout properties. It has excellent mechanical stability and storage life. It is able to withstand heavy loads for extended periods of time. It can be used in many agricultural, automotive, and industrial applications. Lucas Red 'N' Tacky Grease is fortified with a high degree of extreme pressure additives that give it a TRUE Timken load much higher than other greases of this type. Its especially good for sliding surfaces and open gears.

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