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    Wheel bearing grease

    Aircraft wheel bearings, in my opinion, are no big deal when compared to auto front bearings, but I just opened up a set of Clevelands with blue grease in there! It looked like they had been repacked yesterday, but I know they had at least 200 hours on them. Anybody know what kind of grease is BLUE?

    I opened up a tailwheel done by one of the great restorers in Arizona a few years ago, and that grease was a pleasing shade of burgundy. Neat stuff, but the only thing I found to match it was non-disc brake automotive grease.

    Only thing I really know about aircraft greases, other than maybe there needs to be a PMA or something, is that it doesn't need to be high temp, like auto grease. The Mechs at Ransome cautioned us never to use their expensive grease in our old beat-up cars, since car bearings run continuously at higher temps.

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    I have some blue lithium grease for the boat trailer.

    We took the wheels off of this cub and the bearings fell out.....I wonder why?


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    Kendall high temp. Been using it for years. Thats all I remember. It is great stuff.

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    I think 4612 is correct, Kendall. Comes in a big butter tub.

    nkh

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    Since stock Cub wheels are not sealed well [felt washers instead of seals],
    I use boat trailer waterproof grease. It has worked fine for years. Those little boat trailer wheels spin a lot faster and longer than Cub wheels.

    Ron

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    I thought Shell No. 5 was the grease of chose.
    Marty

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    i've had good luck with Mystik JT-6
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    Cleveland specifies Aeroshell Grease 22 in its manuals.

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    OMC ( as in outboards) Triple Guard grease is dark blue. I assume it fits a mil-spec for aircraft grease. I have used it for at least 8 seasons. The majority of that time is outside in southcentral Alaska. Ocean beaches are probably 30% of my use.

    speaking only from that experience, I would recommend this stuff unconditionally.

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    Maybe the blue grease is the Bel-Ray water proof that is used by many dirt bike riders. Jerry McCammon

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    I was in the John Deere dealer today and seen a tube of HD Water Resistant Grease on the shelf, real nice blue in color, and says very good resistance to salt water, part # on the tube was TY24425. doug

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    Wipline recommends Mystic JT6 for their amphibs.

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    Grease

    For the tail wheel pivot head I use Polaris snowmobile suspension grease. It is made for low tempartures and won't get stiff like the other stuff will. Crash

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