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bobcat175
04-26-2007, 03:32 PM
Looking for grease for my spindles....been told high temp grease...what is the drop point to be considered high temp?

Should there be a minimum drop point spec that I use for spindles?

Restrorob
04-26-2007, 08:20 PM
You may find some interesting reading here;

http://www.bobistheoilguy.com/GREASE/index.htm

bobcat175
04-26-2007, 10:10 PM
You may find some interesting reading here;

http://www.bobistheoilguy.com/GREASE/index.htm

Awesome info....thanks. I just ended up buying the Mobil1 syn grease. I always end up researching everything to death...Mobil's specs said their drop point was 550...
http://www.mobil.com/USA-English/Lubes/PDS/GLXXENGRSMOMobil_1_Synthetic_Grease.asp

good enough for me. thanks.

Bill Kapaun
04-27-2007, 06:48 AM
I'm sure you won't go wrong with the synthetic grease.
I've been "suspicious" of drop points since I saw a "test" 40+ years ago.
I was a teenager working at a gas station and the boss took a dab or "Hi Temp" wheel bearing grease and a dab of chassis lube on the end of a screw driver and lit them. The WB grease dripped and the chassis grease didn't.
Maybe the WB grease burned a lot hotter or??? It was a bit interesting however.

bobcat175
04-27-2007, 10:51 AM
That's more like a flash point...but still interesting....check out http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dropping_point
for the dropping point test.

Anybody put a IR temp gun to the spindle when it's running?

Countrybois
04-27-2007, 01:31 PM
That's more like a flash point...but still interesting....check out http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dropping_point
for the dropping point test.

Anybody put a IR temp gun to the spindle when it's running?

No, but if I think about it, I will check it.