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Old 29 August 2016, 04:32   #1
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Best Grease to use

I have an unbraked trailer with tapered roller bearings and about to renew the bearings.

What is the best grease to use with it going in water, manly use in salt water?

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Old 29 August 2016, 07:45   #2
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This is the best I've found.
Did a direct comparison with two trailers....same bearings, weight, mileage, and launches.

3X JCB Special MPL EP Grease Multi Purpose Lithium Complex 400G Brown | eBay
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Rocol sapphire extreme is best if you ask me.
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Fit bearing savers and then cheap waterproof grease will do fine.
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Fit bearing savers and then cheap waterproof grease will do fine.

+1 for the bearing savers, worth every penny. We only buy quality grease😏


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+1 for the bearing savers, worth every penny. We only buy quality grease��
Point is,if you don't have bearing savers it really makes no difference what grease you put in there. Corrosion will finish your bearings long before lack of lubrication does.

IE, unless you either have bearing savers or strip and regrease your bearings EVERY launch, I'd suggest that your bearing life is unpredictable enough that test data is irrelevant no matter what grease you use.
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you cant fit bearing savers to indespension unbraked axles theres no inner seal so it would just push all the grease out the back .I have already been on to indespension about this for my sr4 trailer and they told me that bearing savers cannot be fitted to there unbraked trailers I'm not sure about other brands .I use Morris k323 blue grease
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Point is,if you don't have bearing savers it really makes no difference what grease you put in there. Corrosion will finish your bearings long before lack of lubrication does.

IE, unless you either have bearing savers or strip and regrease your bearings EVERY launch, I'd suggest that your bearing life is unpredictable enough that test data is irrelevant no matter what grease you use.

So we agree then, bearing savers & grease. As I said, we don't buy cheap grease. So I HAVE to use what we have in stock😏


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I've thought about bearing savers but have the fear that they'll force the grease past the inner seal and contaminate the brakes. I've had that problem in the past with hub covers with grease nipples.
I'm sceptical but open to persuasion. My current policy is to replace the bearings every year.
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Starbrite Grease gets my vote.
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