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I think the grease you inquire about is more than adequate for all lube points, but it a nasty grease when it comes to clean up. That's the kind of grease my son uses on his bull dozer and skid steer. It certainly lubes the high pressure points and does not wash out easily with water, but I am not a chemist or lubrication specialist - I, like you, rely on the recommendation of the manufacturer and then use my own judgement.
 

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They did not have the Mobil 1 syn, but I did find this and it definitely is a lithium based grease.

This should work right?
+1 for Lucas
Not necessarily the one pictured, I think mine is HD or something. I’d have to look tbh.
 

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A good marine grease.
 

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Green lucas stuff
 

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I always try to find a marine grade grease. I could be wrong, but I think most of them contain a Teflon derivative which battles against water. Most important, is to use the grease and maintain the machine....always amazes me how many people don't. Then blame the machine when it breaks down.
 

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I usually use whatever I can get from work but after reading the posts on here about waterproof grease I think I'll be switching.
 

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Interesting no one lists the polaris grease from the owners manual...is it safe to use?
Of course it's safe to use - but there are inferior and superior products - you may not necessarily want or need to use an expensive synthetic extreme pressure grease designed for use on undersea-water excavation equipment or for outer space where temperatures can vary from more than to 100 degrees below to 1000's of degrees above zero in minutes, but while the grease Polaris recommends is sufficient, for a little extra cost, better greases can be had. The most important considerations about what grease is used where is pressure, moisture and heat. A high pressure waterproof grease can be used pretty much universally on a quad. Most extreme lubes have a very high temp rating.

For the ultimate protection, use this grease: (text copied from McMaster-Carr Industrial Supply catalog)

Made with moisture-resistant thickeners, this grease resists washing off and reduces corrosion in wet environments. Grease with polyurea thickener and PTFE forms a layer of polyurea and PTFE that protects against corrosion and provides excellent resistance to washing off. The PTFE also reduces friction.

Grease with sodium nitrite reduces rust, corrosion, and wear.

DuPont/Chemours Krytox resists aggressive chemicals, handles extreme temperature swings, and is long lasting with an indefinite shelf life. The PTFE thickener reduces friction and helps the grease maintain its lubricity.

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NLGI Viscosity
Grade Size Container Type Base Oil Additive Temperature
Range, ° F Color Each
DuPont/Chemours Krytox GPL 226 with PTFE Thickener
2 14 oz. Grease Gun Cartridge Synthetic Sodium Nitrite -30° to 500° White 10195K75 $430.48
DuPont/Chemours Krytox GPL 227 with PTFE Thickener
2 14 oz. Grease Gun Cartridge Synthetic Sodium Nitrite -20° to 550° White 10195K77 $430.48

Notice - that price is per 14 oz cartridge
 

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Interesting no one lists the polaris grease from the owners manual...is it safe to use?
Because of this thread :eek, I just ordered a few tubes from Polaris. Seems like an easy safe way to go.
 

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Ordered from Polaris. 12.99 for 4 3oz tubes. Greased 9 zerks on 2017 Sportsman 450 HO. Pretty simple with exception of one on the prop-shaft that was a little harder to get to.
 

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Huh ? Did you have a comment for this old thread ? we do not see it

use bel-ray grease
 

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So I just received grease that says it is a base of Lithium 12 Hydroxy Stearate...is that ok for bushings?
 
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