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#1 Benito_S6

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Posted 05 June 2019 - 07:31 PM

Is this stuff good to use for greasing suspension/chassis nipples. Seen castrol LM recommended but can’t get it in a cartridge. Cheers

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#2 cal844

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Posted 05 June 2019 - 08:08 PM

It's better than nothing I suppose

#3 unburntfuelinthemorning

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Posted 05 June 2019 - 08:14 PM

The workshop manual from 1980 says to use "Multipurpose Lithium Grease N.L.G.I, consistency No. 2."

 

Not sure if that's in any way helpful.



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Posted 05 June 2019 - 08:31 PM

Heres me thinking grease is grease.

Edited by Broomer, 05 June 2019 - 08:32 PM.


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Posted 05 June 2019 - 08:47 PM

Yes and no !

 

It's fine to use on sliding parts, like Ball Joints, but do not use it on rolling parts like the Trailing Arm Pins or the Upper Arms (or any bearings).



#6 Benito_S6

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Posted 05 June 2019 - 09:23 PM

Heres me thinking grease is grease.


Haha same but after reading a few threads I wanted to be sure!

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Posted 05 June 2019 - 09:25 PM

Yes and no !

It's fine to use on sliding parts, like Ball Joints, but do not use it on rolling parts like the Trailing Arm Pins or the Upper Arms (or any bearings).

🤔 says it’s made for use on bearings. You think it will be alreyt for suspension, ball joints, top arm and radius arms or no?

Edited by Benito_S6, 05 June 2019 - 09:49 PM.


#8 Benito_S6

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Posted 05 June 2019 - 09:29 PM

The workshop manual from 1980 says to use "Multipurpose Lithium Grease N.L.G.I, consistency No. 2."

Not sure if that's in any way helpful.

Yeah that’s very helpful thanks.

Edited by Benito_S6, 05 June 2019 - 09:44 PM.


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Posted 05 June 2019 - 09:30 PM

It's better than nothing I suppose

what would you suggest is better to use instead?

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Posted 05 June 2019 - 09:53 PM

Multi purpose Lithium grease, you can get it in cartridges for grease guns

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Posted 05 June 2019 - 09:58 PM

Multi purpose Lithium grease, you can get it in cartridges for grease guns

ok no worries, this says multi purpose but I’ll use some other stuff. Thanks

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Posted 06 June 2019 - 06:07 AM

Castrol MS (Molybdenum Disulphide) Grease is also excellent for mini suspension pivot points as well as CV joints.



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Posted 06 June 2019 - 09:38 PM

For anyone wondering I ended up using this stuff. Met the specs that unburntfuel gave and was only £3.50 from screwfix as oppose to £8 for castrol. Thanks all

Edited by Benito_S6, 06 June 2019 - 09:39 PM.


#14 unburntfuelinthemorning

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Posted 07 June 2019 - 07:38 PM

The workshop manual from 1980 says to use "Multipurpose Lithium Grease N.L.G.I, consistency No. 2."

Anyone know what N.L.G.I. means?



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Posted 07 June 2019 - 08:38 PM

The workshop manual from 1980 says to use "Multipurpose Lithium Grease N.L.G.I, consistency No. 2."

Anyone know what N.L.G.I. means?

National Lubricating Grease Institute. Just the group who classify grease. Bit like SAE and oil.




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