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jps

posted on 18/12/17 at 12:06 PM Reply With Quote
Stocking up: what greases and how much...

Hopefully I'll move from 'fabrication' to reconditioning and assembling next year.

What kinds of grease should I have to hand in my garage, what jobs are they for and what quantities should I be buying..?

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Mr Whippy

posted on 18/12/17 at 12:38 PM Reply With Quote
unless you live up a mountain I'd not stock up on too much...

A 2 or 3 of tubs of moly grease depending on your expectations. I don't even bother with plain grease tbh and just use moly on everything (bar brakes)

I find a tub of copper slip last forever as it's not all that used on cars, small tube is usually more than enough.

You'll generally be using grease on axle bearings and propshaft joints or if rebuilding the steering rack, not much else needs it





saying that moly is a great water proof every tacky underseal...

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joneh

posted on 18/12/17 at 12:48 PM Reply With Quote
I used a small tub of Red Rubber for brakes.
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hughpinder

posted on 18/12/17 at 02:44 PM Reply With Quote
I'd get a small tin of red rubber grease for rubber bits and bushes.
I'd get a tube of copper slip for 'anti sieze' things and a large tin of lithium grease for everything else.
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Hugh

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nick205

posted on 18/12/17 at 02:47 PM Reply With Quote
A tube of Copper Slip lasts for a long time and doesn't go off either.

TBH I've also had a smallish tub of normal grease for quite some time too.

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Mike Wood

posted on 18/12/17 at 07:15 PM Reply With Quote
Castrol Multipurpose grease for general greasing (inc wheel bearings for some cars), 500 gm tub:
http://www.diy.com/departments/castrol-multi-purpose-grease-500g/218287_BQ.prd

A grease gun for the above.

Red rubber grease for brake components: https://rimmerbros.com/Item--i-RX1794

Copaslip.

The correct gear oil for your gearbox, including what is required for the steering rack (my Austin Healey Sprite uses EP90 GL4 for gearbox, steering rack and front upright trunnions - both the rack and trunnions have 'grease' nipples, but grease not to be used, so need another 'grease' gun to do this; I use Castrol or Comma EP90 GL4). Not sure what Escort racks need.

Some decent penetrating oil, not WD40 which is only a water dispersant - such as PlusGas or Rostoff.

Cheers
Mike

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[Edited on 18/12/17 by Mike Wood]

[Edited on 18/12/17 by Mike Wood]

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joneh

posted on 18/12/17 at 07:54 PM Reply With Quote
If you're rebuilding an engine some engine build lube is a good idea if you're taking your time.
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