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Old 01-12-2011, 10:12 PM   #61
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relatively.... crawler gears don't see that high of torque or speed compared to many industrial applications.

Being that everything in a crawler could be treated as an open gear application (since the axles and gearboxes don't really seal) I'd use a grease specific for open gear applications like JAX Gear Guard Synthetic. I've got some to run in my crawler


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Old 01-12-2011, 10:20 PM   #62
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relatively.... crawler gears don't see that high of torque or speed compared to many industrial applications.

Being that everything in a crawler could be treated as an open gear application (since the axles and gearboxes don't really seal) I'd use a grease specific for open gear applications like JAX Gear Guard Synthetic. I've got some to run in my crawler


*I work for JAX INC btw. Lubrication Engineer
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Old 01-13-2011, 03:37 AM   #63
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Old 01-17-2011, 09:15 AM   #64
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Work for a Chrysler dealer and have been using bearing grease in all the diffs and on the gears and joints and is works mint.

On the electronics I use di-electric grease i have tried others but for free the mopar stuff is the best for me.
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Old 02-02-2011, 04:50 PM   #65
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so castrol marine grease would be ok?

what about that black graphite type grease?
(both automotive types)
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Old 02-21-2011, 06:54 PM   #66
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I go with marine grease if I know I'm going into some deep water and mud. I like how it helps repel the H2o and dirt from the axles.
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Old 02-21-2011, 11:37 PM   #67
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rocksmith gear jelly, team3six will hook you up, stuff works good
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Old 03-01-2011, 12:45 PM   #68
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I use amsoil synthetic spray grease. No complaints so far.
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Old 03-07-2011, 08:40 PM   #69
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Mobil 1 synthetic here as well.
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Old 10-01-2011, 01:10 PM   #70
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I would say marine grease if you go in water? I have boats and i have been using the proboat marine grease for everything! it works in my 1/8 brushess revo, my 1/16 slash, i use it in my trani to keep the sand out of my dune bugy stampede! Think about it...its engineered to keep water out of your stuffing tube wile not bing slung out! My boat shafts turn up to 50,000rmp so i would hope that it would hold on to a crawler axle. eather way... use what you got and somthing is always better than nothing!!! Just my two pennys
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Old 10-01-2011, 05:29 PM   #71
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Automotive bearing grease. I do like jelly on my toast in the morning though.
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Old 10-01-2011, 07:06 PM   #72
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Old 10-01-2011, 07:44 PM   #73
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I used some 80w gear oil I had lying around. I am miles away from well educated regarding gear oil, but at the temperatures, speeds, and pressures I can't imagine it matters whether you lube with crisco or gear jelly. I also run a full synthetic for 15k miles per change in a hot rodded engine.

Maybe one of the engineers can chime in since my entire education about oil and it's effectiveness is related to a closed system with journal bearings that produce high pressure.

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Old 10-01-2011, 09:15 PM   #74
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I use Mobil 1 synthetic grease in my axles and transmission. Ive taken them apart , it works great. Its easy to get autozone has it along with any major auto parts stores. Ya its a little bit more money but you dont have to maintain it all that well.
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Old 10-02-2011, 07:00 AM   #76
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Pro Boat marine grease....
+1.
I have heard this more than a few times and when I run out of Axial tranny grease (which looks just like marine grease to me), I will prolly switch to Marine grease. I've heard it has really good heat reduction qualities as well.
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Old 10-02-2011, 03:41 PM   #77
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marine grease. a must for us scuba divers.
+1 from a fellow diver!
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Old 10-02-2011, 03:45 PM   #78
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How about Dow 33? Just wondering because I have a bunch left over from my paintball days.
+1. As a fellow Pballer I was wondering the same thing. And, in addition, is there any use for Dow 55? I have all kinds of both laying around. Can anyone elaborate on this?
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Old 10-14-2011, 01:05 PM   #79
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Does anyone know if a semi-synthetic lithium complex grease is okay to use with plastics?

The reason I ask is because big tubes of it come with actuator rebuild kits at work and there is always lots left over after a rebuild. Its red and extremely sticky.

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Old 10-17-2011, 10:29 PM   #80
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couldnt find marine grease (asked dad about it since he builds aluminum boats for a living) but couldnt get a straight answer out of him so i bought some red n tacky #2... so i'll try that and see how it works.
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