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4211 Peerless Differential Question

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tmerideth

I have a 4211 gear drive that I had to disassemble the gear box due to a snap ring problem. The lube inside the gear box was very heavy and thick, grease consistency. What is the correct lube for this unit? Thanks.

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GrincheyOne

Tom,

Tecumseh company is gone, they sold the Peerless Gear division to Husqvarna, 4 years ago. About a month ago, I was testing the brakes on my 4212, and tried to do an emergency downshift. This BF cost me a broken tooth on the major spur gear on the 5 gear cluster. I was aware to expect the Bentonite grease by Zippovarga.

This grease was used by Peerless as a "once and done solution", hence there are no drains on the case.Things got more interesting as I searched for a MSDS document for the Bentonite grease. I did run across a manufacturer.As I was interested in a cleanser for this "black goop" I found; Lubricating Specialties Co.

http://www.lsc-online.com/contact-us/

Other results from a google search led me to consider my local Husqvarna dealer*, SEPW, or NAPA. Other information in the search result leans toward a high viscosity marine grade grease, or more so the white Lithium grease from NAPA (@ about $5 a tub).

I am not sure yet what I will use when I re-assemble the unit. I still have to clean it and I do not want to do it in the house.

Cheers,

Wayne

* Some Peerless parts available.

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tmerideth

Well, I found and bought the Bentonite grease. Found at a Husqvarna dealer, as Wayne mentioned. $32 for 32 ounces. Suffering from a mild case of sticker shock!!:o Bob/Wayne, thanks for the information.

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