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Old 04-29-2018, 05:33 AM   #1
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can I use this grease for Scamp wheel bearings?

Wondering if this Marine grease is acceptable for my 2010 13' Scamp bearings (no brakes)

I want to grease up a set of bearings and keep them in a zip lock bag for any on road emergencies.

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http://docs.mystiklubes.com/msds_pi/M20086.pdf

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Mystik JT-6 High Performance Marine Grease is a smooth but tacky blue grease with outstanding
water resistance. It is designed to provide excellent lubrication for greased chassis points and other
wet-environment applications.
Mystik JT-6 High Performance Marine Grease combines an anhydrous calcium thickener system,
special polymer and a proprietary additive system to ensure superior performance against rusting in
both fresh and sea water marine applications.
Premium high performance extreme pressure marine grease
Outstanding water washout resistance, protects against saltwater corrosion
Excellent wear protection and load carrying capability
Polymer fortified for excellent metal adhesion
Recommended for marine applications including greased automotive chassis points, trailer wheel
bearings, bearing buddies, boat lifts, hydraulic jack plates, steering components, tilt and trim systems,
etc. Lubricates well over a wide temperature range 0 to 250F. It is not recommended for disc brake
wheel bearings. Mystik JT-6 High Performance Marine Grease is also an excellent choice in non-
marine applications where a general multi-purpose EP grease with an outstanding water and corrosion
resistance is desired water pumps, fifth wheels and other equipment op"
https://www.mystiklubes.com/Product....gory=GREASE_BP
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Old 04-29-2018, 06:30 AM   #2
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That is fine for wheel bearings. Most owners overthink grease.
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Old 04-29-2018, 06:48 AM   #3
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I could not help but notice that the label on the grease you asked about says this:
Consult your owners manual for proper lubrication protection.
And indeed, my axle manual lists four or five brand names and product names for "approved" grease. So if there is any concern about compatibility, you could just go with that (assuming a PO has not switched to an incompatible grease). While perhaps most people overthink grease, some don't think about it enough. See many online references such as:

https://www.etrailer.com/faq-grease.aspx

Grease Compatibility Chart and Reference Guide
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Old 04-29-2018, 07:17 AM   #4
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Dexter recommends a no.2 lithium based grease. I don't see that in the description. While a tube is cheaper, a can is easier. Last time I bought some it was about five bucks at any parts store.
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Old 04-29-2018, 01:17 PM   #5
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From what I understand (I'm not a mechanic), you never want to mix different types of grease. But normally one would wash out all the old grease from the bearing and race, inspect them, and re-lube it with the new grease... so there would not be any mixing. And in the case of total replacement of the bearing and race, there will not be mixing of greases. The problem of mixing can occur with EZ Lube hubs or Bearing Buddies, wherein the person just pumps more grease into existing grease through a zerk.

With that caveat, the Mystik in question does state that it is for wheel bearings, so I see no problem with using it.
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Heck, been mixing oils and greases for 60+/- years, lots of urban myths about oil and grease compatibility.
You can use vaseline on most bearings in a pinch (if the parts store is more than a short walk away).
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Mystik is fine for bearings, although I use Royal Purple Ultra Performance Synthetic.
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Maybe you should carry a spare axle too.
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Heck, been mixing oils and greases for 60+/- years, lots of urban myths about oil and grease compatibility....
Lots of fact also. unless you are suggesting that the Mobile Oil Company is spreading myths...

When it comes to mixing greases, not all combinations are created equal. In fact, incompatible greases can lead to ineffective lubrication and even damage of the lubricated components through significant hardening or softening of the grease mixture.


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Heck, been mixing oils and greases for 60+/- years, lots of urban myths about oil and grease compatibility.
You can use vaseline on most bearings in a pinch (if the parts store is more than a short walk away).
Grease is oil in a carrier aka thickener.
Different carriers release and absorb oil at different temperatures.
Mixing greases of different carriers can result after several cycles in one type getting runny and the other getting dry.
It is not a myth, you should not mix greases with different bases.
Since almost all are Lithium based nowadays. I say stick with lithium to avoid trouble.
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Old 04-29-2018, 06:26 PM   #11
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Thanks all.

I will take apart my axles and clean out all the old grease, then re grease after inspection of race and bearing.

What is the official name of the rubber covers that cover the EZ Lube nipple? One of mine is cracked.
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Old 04-29-2018, 06:28 PM   #12
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Its a #2 lithium grease your good to go. Just clean out all the old stuff.
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Z; if it's a Dexter axle you can get the rubber covers on Amazon. Listed as Dexter axle rubber grease cap hub dust covers (something like that). Oddly they come in a pack of 5.
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Z; if it's a Dexter axle you can get the rubber covers on Amazon. Listed as Dexter axle rubber grease cap hub dust covers (something like that). Oddly they come in a pack of 5.
Thanks.

they are quite expensive unfortunately.
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Thanks all.

I will take apart my axles and clean out all the old grease, then re grease after inspection of race and bearing.

What is the official name of the rubber covers that cover the EZ Lube nipple? One of mine is cracked.
Hub pasty?
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Thanks.

they are quite expensive unfortunately.
Little over $1 each, five for $6 is quite expensive ????
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Little over $1 each, five for $6 is quite expensive ????

I bit more than that, unfortunately.


CDN$ 8.34+ CDN$ 15.09 shipping


https://www.amazon.ca/s/ref=nb_sb_no...ub+dust+covers
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The difference between Canadian and US dollars !! With both eBay and Amazon you really have to check the prices between various sellers, as some are ridiculously high for the same item.
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