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Old 01 April 2015, 14:41   #1
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Greasing propeller hub / shaft.

Just serviced both my outboards.
Was wondering what type of grease should be applied to the prop hub / shaft.
Manual states use genuine grease.
From the remnants of what is left on the prop shaft it looks like copper based grease.
Any ideas?
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Old 01 April 2015, 15:38   #2
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Stay away from copper based grease.

I use quicksilver 2-4-c
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From the remnants of what is left on the prop shaft it looks like copper based grease.
Any ideas?
Anything but copper based

TBH it doesn't do that much apart from keeping the prop and shaft from seizing so any marine grease will do - I use what ever I have handy including boat trailer grease.
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Just ordered a tube of Quicksilver 2-4-c.
The shaft looked as if it had copper grease on it - I would imagine that copper would react badly to saltwater and contact with the shaft / prop.
Prop certainly came off without any issues whatever was on it.
It's the first time I've had the prop off.
The engine is 5 years old now.
Counting down to the first launch of the year.
Thanks for the replies.
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I use the 2-4-c for pretty much everything from bolt threads to trailer swing arms and wheel bearings.
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I use Starbrite bearing grease, but having said that any decent marine grease will do. You really want to be removing the propeller and greasing the driveshaft once a year. Fit a new stainless steel split pin as a matter of course.
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