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Username Post: What type of grease do you use        (Topic#178653)
Big T 
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01-03-08 10:52 AM - Post#1333807    

There are so many greases around that claim they are the best for every car application.

I looked at Sta-Lube (brand name) Moly-graphite that claims high temp and high pressure lube for wheel bearings, ball joints, U-joints and front suspension parts.

I am use to seeing high viscous grease for these areas as well as specific greases for things like wheel bearings.

What are your thoughts about using one grease does all?

Is the Moly-graphite a good choice or what do you prefer?


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01-03-08 11:08 AM - Post#1333822    
    In response to Big T

Below is GM's list of lubricants and other fluids. I do not see a OneDoesItAll here, but as with most everything in our hobby, it's all a matter of preference.

  • GM Said:

Recommended Fluids and Lubricants
Fluids and lubricants identified below by name, part number, or specification can be obtained from your dealer/retailer.



Engine Oil

Engine oil which meets GM Standard GM6094M and displays the American Petroleum Institute Certified for Gasoline Engines starburst symbol. To determine the proper viscosity for your vehicle's engine, see Engine Oil .

Engine Coolant

50/50 mixture of clean, drinkable water and use only DEX-COOL® Coolant. See Engine Coolant .

Hydraulic Brake System

Delco® Supreme 11 Brake Fluid or equivalent DOT-3 brake fluid.

Windshield Washer

Optikleen® Washer Solvent.

Power Steering System

GM Power Steering Fluid (GM Part No. U.S. 89021184, in Canada 89021186).

Automatic Transmission

DEXRON®-VI Automatic Transmission Fluid.

Key Lock Cylinders

Multi-Purpose Lubricant, Superlube (GM Part No. U.S. 12346241, in Canada 10953474).

Chassis Lubrication

Chassis Lubricant (GM Part No. U.S. 12377985, in Canada 88901242) or lubricant meeting requirements of NLGI #2, Category LB or GC-LB.

Front Axle (1500 Series Vehicles with Four-Wheel Drive)

SAE 80W-90 Axle Lubricant (GM Part No. U.S. 89021671, in Canada 89021672).

Front Axle (2500 Series Vehicles with Four-Wheel Drive)

SAE 75W-90 Synthetic Axle Lubricant (GM Part No. U.S. 89021677, in Canada 89021678) meeting GM Specification 9986115.

Rear Axle

SAE 75W-90 Synthetic Axle Lubricant (GM Part No. U.S. 89021677, in Canada 89021678) meeting GM Specification 9986115.

Automatic Transfer Case (Four-Wheel Drive)

AUTO-TRAK II Fluid (GM Part No. U.S. 12378508, in Canada 10953626).

Front Axle Propshaft Spline or One-Piece Propshaft Spline (Two-Wheel Drive with Auto. Trans.)

Spline Lubricant, Special Lubricant (GM Part No. U.S. 12345879, in Canada 10953511) or lubricant meeting requirements of GM 9985830.

Hood Hinges

Multi-Purpose Lubricant, Superlube (GM Part No. U.S. 12346241, in Canada 10953474).

Outer Tailgate Handle Pivot Points

Multi-Purpose Lubricant, Superlube (GM Part No. U.S. 12346241, in Canada 10953474).

Weatherstrip Conditioning

Weatherstrip Lubricant (GM Part No. U.S. 3634770, in Canada 10953518) or Dielectric Silicone Grease (GM Part No. U.S. 12345579, in Canada 992887).

Weatherstrip Squeaks

Synthetic Grease with Teflon, Superlube (GM Part No. U.S. 12371287, in Canada 10953437).

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01-03-08 05:06 PM - Post#1334090    
    In response to Big T

Many brands of grease would work, but my favorite and the only one I use for wheel bearing and chassis, suspension and steering grease is Mobil 1 synthetic grease . It's red in color, so it looks good too .
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