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Which Grease Should be Used with a Dexter Trailer Axle

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While searching for compatible greases for my Dexter axle, I read on their website they use a lithium base grease. However when I checked your recommendation you say to use a urea base. Is it wise to mix the two or are you saying to completely change the grease type?

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Red lithium grease such as # L11390 is one we use often here for installations and it is compatible with other Lithium formulas. I have included a link to our help article that covers grease compatibility.

There are greases that are not compatible with each other. A polyuria LUB-LM Type grease is compatible with most other greases which is why it is recommended. The only greases that it is not compatible with are Barium Complex and Bentonite Clay. It is compatible with lithium greases. Or if you wanted to stick with lithium that is fine too.

If you do use a different grease I would go ahead and completely remove the old grease anyway just to be on the safe side. Using brake cleaner to clean out bearings (if not replacing them) is a good way to get the grease out from the inside of a bearing.

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