Which brand name of grease do you all recommend? Xps, redline, Lucas, etc???...it's time to lub my xmr and want to know what the best is....
For as reputable a company as Mobile 1, there truly is no substitute for an aluminum complex grease in these applications. AFAIK Mobile uses lithium complex in all of their common over the counter formulas which is good for certain applications but is not as good as an aluminum complex when it comes to wash out and contamination, which is particularly important for bushings and bearings that are repeatedly submerged in water and mud.Good stuff ^
I was using Mobil 1 but am switching , the M/1 is great grease but the problem is is seems to separate & the liquid oozes out of the gun & leaves a waxy substance afterwards .
It smells horrible too .
Molybdenum disulfide is used as a boundary lubricant in most types of greases, including Amsoil. Amsoil actually uses lots of moly and for good reason. It is a low cost, low friction additive that is resistant to heat and acidic conditions. Graphite is another boundary lubricant that is very effective but is not as cheap as moly, and not as widely used.I have read here and elsewhere, to stay away from molybdenum type grease in bearings, it will separate dry out and stop ubricating.
It can be useful as an additive in crankcases and transmissions where it is continually "stirred up".
Definitely use a product that stands up to water wash-out, and grease often.
I used to alternate Green Grease and a white lithium grease or the blue colored stuff from Amsoil, so while pumping it in and the new color came out, I knew that I got a fresh supply of new grease in. Also used to grease them every 150 to 200 miles, Cheap insurance!