Originally Posted by Kool Aid
And Ford never considered that when they, and every other American car manufacturer switched to the "Lubed For Life" chassis system.....on a TRUCK no-less.
Did it ever occur to anyone that mixing different types of grease actually causes more wear?
Whatever.....get busy with those U-Joints......I can hear them rusting from here.
Always the sarcasm, never any thing helpful...
Ford and the others don't really care about people who live in harsh climates, etc.
They even admit it.
They are in business to sell cars, not insure your car lasts a long time.
Mixing different kinds of grease MAY decrease lifespan. You should learn something about the field before you post on it.
Notice I was asking Quintin which the proper grease is.
Aftermarket U-joints always come with grease fittings
. Every maker, Spicer for example, tells you to lube them every year at the minimum.
On the originals, which they also make, they recommend replacement every 50k miles. With greaseable joints.
By the way, U-joints usually last about 60k around here on a new truck. I have seen them exceed 100, but only if you keep it on the freeway most of the time.
Me, my truck is a toy. I enjoy tinkering with it. But many readers of the forums actually use their trucks for actual truck stuff.
Which wears them out pretty fast if you don’t exceed the minimum maintenance schedule.
Of course those that buy King Ranch trucks to go to the grocery store in lotus land really don’t need to be reading these threads.
Or being sarcastic to those that do need them.