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Old 04-30-19, 10:53 AM
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I got the harbor freight grease gun yesterday... I figure if it breaks, it'll be time for a new career as a auto tech and a new fancy grease gun.


Harbor Freight has 3 grease tubes available. .Would the Moly version be good enough for every 5-10k miles? It's NGLI 2 and apparently has some Moly in it. How much, I don't know... I tried looking at the STA LUBE and CRC website and couldn't find any percentages.
https://www.harborfreight.com/automo...ase-40712.html

It's readily available and I hear the grease can go bad if it sits.
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That moly looks like it would be fine. Might even be some write-ups around on BITOG or elsewhere where someone tested for moly amounts in the grease.
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Originally Posted by Acrad35751 View Post
That moly looks like it would be fine. Might even be some write-ups around on BITOG or elsewhere where someone tested for moly amounts in the grease.
from a post on BITOG a few years back. Looks like 1%.
https://www.bobistheoilguy.com/forum...y-Graph_Grease
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Looks like the Mobilegrease I used is 3%

Frankly not sure what percentage is too little or too much moly...
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Looks like the Mobilegrease I used is 3%

Frankly not sure what percentage is too little or too much moly...
The Mobilgrease 322 Mine has 5%
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Old 05-05-19, 12:43 PM
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Went back to HF but the moly grease was out of stock. The Mobil 322 grease was out of stock and will take a few extra days to get here as well. Ended up ordering the valvoline vv985 synthetic grease with moly. It should be Ready for next day pickup. Iíll try to take some pictures.
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It should be fine. It is a 2.5% moly grease according to this data sheet.
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Old 05-06-19, 06:15 AM
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Thanks for posting this! I was just thinking about greasing my tractor this weekend, guess i should crawl under my truck and the Lexus while im at it!!
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How did the lube shuttle gun work out for you? Would you buy it again?
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Actually I did buy another one. I also bought some empty tubes to put my moly grease in. Now to figure out the best way to transfer the grease.
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Thanks for sharing, will be sliding under our new-to-us truck today whilst the weather is good!
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I should invest in a lift..... As luck would have it, none of the zerk fittings lined up nicely when I put it on ramps and crawled under there. I had to reverse and drive forward to get them within reasonable reach. I was fighting with the harbor freight attachment on the zerk fittings. It didnít clip in or bite as easily as I would have liked.

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The harsh clunk from park to reverse or park to drive seems to be gone! Iíll take it for a longer drive and see if the downshift/upshift CLUNK while coasting is fixed later on.

The front spiders needed 5+ pumps while the back only needed 2-3 before I heard the crackling and old grease coming out. I couldnít fully get to some areas and wipe away the old grease.

The rear slip yoke I pumped about 12-15 times. The front I went about 18-20 pumps. Might have overdone it or maybe there were air pockets in my gun but I was baselining it off the front spiders being drier than the back.

Iím exhausted... still need to do an oil change. Iíll save it for tomorrow.
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I should invest in a lift..... As luck would have it, none of the zerk fittings lined up nicely when I put it on ramps and crawled under there. I had to reverse and drive forward to get them within reasonable reach. I was fighting with the harbor freight attachment on the zerk fittings. It didnít clip in or bite as easily as I would have liked.

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I wish I had a lift as well.

I think there are other options out there as well but this item on your existing grease gun makes things a lot easier.

https://advancedenginetech.com/product/safelock/
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Don't you guys rotate the tires every 10-15 ks? Perfect time to do some grease pumping.
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Just lubricated my spiders and slide yokes this morning. 12 pumps into each slides and 3-4 pumps into each of the spiders before hearing the cracking of old grease. I had issues removing the fitting off the spider zeros so had to use pliers to get them off.
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