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post #1 of 7 Old 02-06-2008, 09:06 PM Thread Starter
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Lucas Xtra heavy grease

I bought some Lucas Xtra heavy grease to replace the moly grease i was using in the jeeps frt end joints.Now comes the unhappy part,after using this for about 6 months my ball joints have lots play in them.Anyone else using this green Lucas grease and did you have trouble?

I'm going to switch back to the moly grease i was buying from walmart.I've used it for years and never ever had a worn joint.I guess i made a stupid mistake thinking the Lucas grease was as good as their fuel additive.

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post #2 of 7 Old 02-06-2008, 09:12 PM
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I'm going to switch back to the moly grease i was buying from walmart.I've used it for years and never ever had a worn joint.I guess i made a stupid mistake thinking the Lucas grease was as good as their fuel additive.
very basic rule "if it ain't broke, don't fix it".

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post #3 of 7 Old 02-06-2008, 09:15 PM
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Lucas red and tacky is awesome. I havent used anything but it on the last 4 jeeps I have owned. (I figure if I cant even wipe it off my skin, or steam clean it off the carport..it's going to hold in a joint pretty well )
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very basic rule "if it ain't broke, don't fix it".
What can i say...what really frosts me is i recommended the moly grease to a friend of mine a few years ago after he had constant ball joint failures!It fixed his trouble and he had no more failures.Now i go and switch and get snake bit.I'm a IDGET!
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Lucas red and tacky is awesome. I havent used anything but it on the last 4 jeeps I have owned. (I figure if I cant even wipe it off my skin, or steam clean it off the carport..it's going to hold in a joint pretty well )
x2 It's great stuff. Ive used it for a few years now.
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I'm not using the red and tacky,its the green Xtra i bought.Anyone know the max allowable ball joint wear measurement before i look it up?
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post #7 of 7 Old 02-06-2008, 11:11 PM Thread Starter
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Hmmm after looking through the 98 service manual i can't find any info on the max amount of ball joint play.
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