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Thickest Grease

nickbowers

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Oct 17, 2009
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Victoria, Australia
Hi All,
I'm after a new lot of grease and am chasing the thickest i can get,
I am currently using Lucas Oil but wondering what people are recommending.
Cheers,
Nick
 

Tinkerer

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May 21, 2009
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Nick, I see you are using Lucas Oil grease. But you didn't say what weight it is. The Lucas dealer most likely can get what ever weight you need. All the grease I ever used was (National Lubrication Grease Institute) NLGI #1 and #2. We used to call #1 winter use weight.
 

kshansen

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Central New York, USA
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Retired Mechanic in Stone Quarry
Guess the question is what is the application? I know Mobil Oil shows an NLG#3. Then there are open gear lubes that are very thick, but don't think you can pump them.
 

Tinkerer

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Have checked into crater family of greases ? The heavier grades are really quite stiff. We used to use it in the open gears of cranes. It was as thick as tar. We even had some of it in spray cans. I don't remember what weight was in those cans. It was used on the cables. Here is a link to the Texaco brand of it.
http://www.gannonoils.co.uk/Industrial/Grease/Texaco_Greases/Texaco_Crater.html
 
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