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Old 02 November 2011, 12:14   #1
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Zerk fittings

Hi,

i have a Honda BF90A and I need to know what type of grease should I use in the zerk fittings of my outboard. In the market I see marine greases with teflon and without it.

Can I use a teflon based grease in these zerk fittings?

Can I use a normal lithium based grease on everything including the zerk fittings?

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If you're talking about the grease fittings on the bracket, any sort of grease should work fine. You're lubing up the tilt and steering bearings, which don't move a whole lot, and don't see a lot of force.

A general purpose water resistant grease, as used in trailer bearings, would probably be the easiest to source. If you can, you should match the soap carriers of the existing and new, but that''s often impossible to do (a simple way is to flush out as much old stuff as you can the first time, and stay with the same base thereafter.)

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Old 02 November 2011, 13:15   #3
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I have a regular lithium based grease. Can I use it also on the propeller?

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Yup.

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