Starter Grease


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TheRepoGuy
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Starter Grease

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Morning Folks -
General consensus says the best grease to use for the starter is Black Moly EP - Unfortunately not a single auto parts store within a 20 mile radius of me has any of it in stock which is rather odd given its Northeast Georgia but who knows 🙄

Is there a better versus worse grease that I can snag to repack these bearings and so forth?



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Re: Starter Grease

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I use Valvoline EP bearing grease with Moly for Ford/Lincoln wheel bearings on/in bearings. I use it for ……. as well, I buy it in pint can. Any auto parts place I see it. Often advertised as black, I find it looks more like dark grey.

google VV632

I'm not recommending it for your splines.
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Re: Starter Grease

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CrystalPistol wrote:
Sun Jun 09, 2019 10:08 am
I use Valvoline EP bearing grease with Moly for Ford/Lincoln wheel bearings. I use it for splines as well, buy it in pint can. Any auto parts place I see it.

google VV632
No!! Don't use this on your splines, or recommend others do the same. That grease contains only 2.5% moly, which is pretty much as good as using nothing at all on your splines. You need at LEAST 60% moly content, like this M-77 paste:

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00AJTYLJ8/?tag=goldwingdocs-20 ... ingdocs-20

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