Grease Advice

paulblah

Member
Okay im going to drop this here but my question is a little broader than suspension.

Im currently traveling, we have an off road boat trailer (which is about to receive new leaf springs), a tinny with a Yamaha 50hp and car with leaf springs.

Im only carrying one grease gun, can one type of grease do a good job and which one? i dont want to chop and change, i want to stick to one brand/type.

I need to do the trailer leafs, trailer override brake hitch, car leafs and the outboard pivot points ect.

Many thanks
 

ipch

Member
Mollybond for leaf springs but ok for everything else. Be sure to wipe any excess grease from anywhere that might get on your clothes. Its a black grease and you will wear itr for ever.
 

paulblah

Member
What about the trailer bearings?? Wouldnt you use high temp grease for that?
I use grease out of a tub for wheel bearings so that fine.
Mollybond for leaf springs but ok for everything else. Be sure to wipe any excess grease from anywhere that might get on your clothes. Its a black grease and you will wear itr for ever.
Never heard of the Mollybond. They all look like very specific purpose industrial grease.
 

2luxes

Well-Known Member
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Never heard of the Mollybond. They all look like very specific purpose industrial grease.
Molly is for sliding parts like suspension ball joints. Never put it in wheel bearings unless the bearing manufacturer says to use it. It can cause the balls or rollers in the bearings to slide instead of roll.

Trying to get one grease for everything may not be good idea. Have a look at the oil company web sites. They tell you what each of their products are for and usually have a customer information service number.
 

cam04

Well-Known Member
Okay im going to drop this here but my question is a little broader than suspension.
Im currently traveling, we have an off road boat trailer (which is about to receive new leaf springs), a tinny with a Yamaha 50hp and car with leaf springs.

Im only carrying one grease gun, can one type of grease do a good job and which one? i dont want to chop and change, i want to stick to one brand/type.

I need to do the trailer leafs, trailer override brake hitch, car leafs and the outboard pivot points ect.

Many thanks
the only non negotiable above is white marine grease on the Yamaha (yamalube if you like throwing money away at boat shops, or any equivalent from the auto shop). It also happens to be fine for bearings, suspension bushes and springs - I assume you mean shackles. If you are lubing leaves with grease I don’t want to know but if I was asked I’d use only silicone.
I have a mini grease gun and carry a 3 pack of white marine grease which is used on all serviceable parts on tour.
 

ipch

Member
Okay im going to drop this here but my question is a little broader than suspension.

Im currently traveling, we have an off road boat trailer (which is about to receive new leaf springs), a tinny with a Yamaha 50hp and car with leaf springs.

Im only carrying one grease gun, can one type of grease do a good job and which one? i dont want to chop and change, i want to stick to one brand/type.

I need to do the trailer leafs, trailer override brake hitch, car leafs and the outboard pivot points ect.

Many thanks
My set up is the same as yours except for the trailer. I carry one grease gun and lube the spring shackles at least once a week with Mollybond.

Molly. will cover springs, ball joints, uni joints and anything that has a silding surface and that includes CV's

Wheel bearings should have a high temp. grease designed for that job; but Molly would get you home without a doubt.

Take your grease gun with Molly. and a tub of grease for bearings if you think you need it.

I have never seen a bearing fail on a trailer or 4x4 for no reason, it has always been lack of maintance or sheer neglect.

Safe travels.
 
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