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TomSchmit

Grease looks like anti-seize

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TomSchmit
I took apart a hi-lo unit that I have had sitting around for years. It was well-lubed and moved freely. The grease was dark and silvery, and did not dissolve in my parts washer solvent (which is pretty strong solvent!) What is this stuff? It looks like it had graphite in it, or maybe the fine powdered soft methals that they put in anti-seize compounds. Is it s special lubicant for these planetary gear assemblies? Whatever it was, it sure seemed to work good. I would like to find out what it is and give it a try! Tom in Milwaukee

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Blu
Gosh Tom, that almost does sound like anti-seize. We also used some stuff like that in gear boxes where I used to work called Lubri-plate that was VERY similar to that too. Thick, slick and black/silvery used to coat gears for lube at all temps, it would NOT wash off the gears is why it was used. Be interesting to see what this stuff is from others.

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Al
Hi, I have often used a hi grade lithium Moly grease. This grease has molybdenum disulfide in it and looks like you describe. It costs more and is somtimes hard to find, but is one of the best lubricants available. Al Eden

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