March 27, 2013 by Minuteman Trucks
Not all greases are the same and should be picked on application and compatibility. The three things you should look for when selecting a grease:
- Thickener Type
Greases are considered “compatible” when these parameters don’t change when mixed:
- Grade (Consistency) – If the grease becomes softer
- Lower Heat Resistance – If the grease melts sooner
- Decrease in Additive Performance – If the grease does not protect as well
Proper greasing is the key to clutch longevity. Proper grease intervals purge the debris from the grease and provide new grease for bearings. Failure to properly lubricate the bearing/bushing will result in bearing and bushing failures:
- Regular grease service intervals are required to purge the debris from the grease.
- If not maintained, the debris can become hard and prevent the flow of grease when serviced.