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Valiant reduction drive grease?




 
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« on: August 04, 2017, 09:59:52 PM »

I'm ready to reinstall the drive back into my Valiant, I have some white lithium grease, will that be okay to lube it up with? If you don't recommend this grease what can I buy at an auto parts store or from Walmart? I was trying to buy some phonolube but it is out of stock everywhere, possibly replaced with another product.

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« Reply #1 on: August 28, 2017, 04:00:54 PM »

Wow, nobody every replied?

Phonolube =  NG.
It dries and gets hard.

Any good standard "thick" grease ought to work. No fiber (some bearing grease has fiber)

Old school straight "grease" would be ideal, no Moly, no nothing.
I have an ancient tin can of Texaco grease from maybe the late 40s or early 50s.
Great for this sort of thing.

You only want/need viscosity.

Try it, if it fails to work smoothly or transmit enough torque, rinse the grease out and
try a different one.

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« Reply #2 on: August 28, 2017, 04:55:05 PM »

if the drive is a Jackson Ball type of drive, regular multi-purpose grease works. The trick is to work it into the ball drive. Agree with Bear on Phono-lube. Don't use.
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« Reply #3 on: August 29, 2017, 07:50:28 AM »

Thanks guys, it's all back together, I may have made a mistake but I used some white lithium grease I had. I'll be making another post after I take a picture of an issue I found under the chassis.

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