What kind of wheel bearing grease should I use to pack the wheel bearings on a 13 touring?
Any good grade marked for wheel bearings, I like the red stuff.
Like Dean, I use the red stuff.
I use only NOS grease
I still prefer the old style fiberous type grease.
Sta Lube still makes it.
Plus, this is made for domestic and foreign vehicles....perfect match for "The Universal Car"
Some people say not to use the old style fibrous grease because it contains soap and will wash out in the rain, how may of you really drive in the rain or ford a stream everyday? That being said, I use ether the red or fibrous wheel bearing grease.
I like the Valvoline red grease because it turns from red to pink with the slightest amount of water contamination. Its easy to tell at a glance if the bearings need to be disassembled and re- packed.
FYI... Most water intrusion into Model T bearings (and even the engine) comes from frequent washing of the car...
Wash the car, what's that? LOL
I only use red grease to pack my timer! Just because Royce said so...
I use black lithium for all else and have never had an issue in what is now 40+ years.
In all fairness to my comments, I do have a 'hmmm'. No issue ever in the other T's, but the Hack front wheel bearings must throw grease somewhere other than the car because I never find any! It has accessory zerk hubcaps and I went a while before opening them to check and the nut and pin were slathered...the races full...but the hubcap was near empty. On discovery I simply repacked everything and will see as this year rolls on. (Any comments on why this evaporation might be happening would be appreciated)
Maybe I should just be quiet and 'watch'...
I use a soft cheap grease because i think it works well with the grease cups,even the ones that say Ford on them? Bud in Wheeler,Mi.
I like the Sta Lube fibrous grease and use it in all my antiques. It stays put and works well with both modern and felt seals. The red grease is very good also, and I have been itching to try the red tacky grease that is not supposed to melt and run out. I think Lucas makes it for heavy equipment applications and I am sure others do, too. Modern greases are amazing, particularly if you start looking at aviation greases. Bill