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    Waterproof Grease --Aluminum or Calcium Complex

    Look at the water washout rating. Usually ASTM D-1264: "Water Washout @ 79°C (175°F), loss, weight %" Here are the rating for some of the greases mentioned from their Technical Data Sheets: Bel-ray waterproof grease: 4.2 % Lucas marine: 2.75 % Lucas X-tra heavy duty: 10.0% Also look at copper...
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    What's so special about 'marine' grease?

    Looking at the SDS for Lucas marine grease: Looks like it's calcium soap based grease; specifically a Calcium Sulfonate based grease. Found a good article comparing Lithium soap vs Calcium Sulfonate: https://www.machinerylubrication.com/Read/29658/multi-purpose-grease "Unlike...
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    What's so special about 'marine' grease?

    This is a snowmobile trailer, so no salt water immersion like a boat would see. Having said that, it does see lots of off-pavement driving, plenty of muddy/snowy logging roads with creek crossings and such. You are right in that X-tra Heavy Lucas is polyurea based grease. I do remember reading...
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    What's so special about 'marine' grease?

    But what properties does it have that make it 'military grade'?? :P
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    What's so special about 'marine' grease?

    Looking for a high quality grease for use on truck suspension parts (ball joints, greasable control arms, etc) as well as trailer bearings. For trailers everyone seems to suggest 'marine' grease. Trying to figure out how it is different from other grease?? Looking at some of the marketing for...
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    Fuel stabilizer for non-ethanol gas?

    Thanks for the feedback folks, I think the core part of my question is party challenging whether it's the ethanol or the fact there is water in the E10 fuel from the gas station. To put it differently: starting with E0 fuel and adding 10% pure ethanol won't be the same outcome as putting in E10...
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    What is 'Technosynthetic' oil??

    Sorry, not familiar with the terminology. What is 'base stock'? I'm assuming, perhaps incorrectly that conventional oil is not as advanced/protective/effective as synthetic. So just surprised people still use conventional in motos, when 100% synthetic is so popular in cars.
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    Fuel stabilizer for non-ethanol gas?

    Bump! Super curious if others have any thoughts on this subject and questions above? Still feels unresolved for me...
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    What is 'Technosynthetic' oil??

    Thanks for the feedback and answer folks, makes sense. It's odd that Motul 5100 is the go-to for many people for motorcycle engine oil, and it's got conventional oil in it! Considering how many people are religious about synthetic-only in their vehicles, you'd think the synthetic-only...
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    Can you torque loctited bolts after they have been set?

    Logically I'm guessing no... if the thread locker dries and sets, threading the bolt further would turn the loctite into that brittle powder and defeat the whole point? The reason I ask is I just did a body lift on the truck, the instructions say to use loctite, but they also say to re-check...
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    Best throttle cable lubricant?

    So I know you're supposed to lube your throttle cables and clutch cable once in a while. Wondering if anyone has any advice on what spray lubricant to use? I'm using one of those funky Motion Pro cable-lubers where you essentially seal off the cable end on one side and have a little port to...
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    What is 'Technosynthetic' oil??

    What the heck is 'Technosynthetic' motor oil? I'm looking for oil for my Honda dual sport moto, Motul seems like the go-to for motorcycle oils, they make two: One of them is labelled as '100% synthetic' while the other (slightly cheaper 5100 series) is labelled 'technosynthese' I don't like...
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    Fuel stabilizer for non-ethanol gas?

    From what I can tell, in summary: E10 fuel is an issue because it might *already* be contaminated with water at the pump! Meaning that you are essentially buying gasoline with water absorbed into it - so you are introducing MORE water into your fuel tank than what would happen with 'in tank...
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    Fuel stabilizer for non-ethanol gas?

    Honestly, this is just curiosity/education; I hate following advice that I can't rationalize/understand. Just frustrated by the amount of vague/conflicting information on the subject and want to get the facts/science straight. Nonetheless, to answer your question, we have a 04 Nissan Xterra, a...
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    Fuel stabilizer for non-ethanol gas?

    Totally agree. I've read this on several sites, also lots of 'experiments' on Youtube attempting to debunk just this. Moisture in a tank happens due to temperature swings and condensation - I understand that fuel filler caps aren't truly 'air tight' so air will get in, and then the moisture in...
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    Fuel stabilizer for non-ethanol gas?

    Regarding E10, then there are articles such as this that seem well references and state that E10 and ethanol actually *reduces* the risk of water in the tank, because E10 will chemically 'bind' to water instead of the water collecting in the tank...
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    Fuel stabilizer for non-ethanol gas?

    I realize there are probably a hundred threads on this topic, I've been trying to search and read up on this for a good hour now, but I'm still rather lost, so so much misinformation and vague non-scientific 'it worked for me' opinions! Trying to figure out the best way to stabilize non-ethanol...
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    White lithium vs regular lithium grease??

    Bump. Still curious about the original question for this thread. Is WHITE lithium grease just regular lithium grease with zinc-oxide added purely for visual purposes?
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    3-in-1 multi-purpose oil - safe on rubber/plastic?

    I know that non-synthetic dino grease can destroy or at least be hard on some rubber materials. I'm wondering if 3-in-1 multi-purpose oil will also adversely effect rubber? Looking at the SDS for the oil: - 97% - Severely Hydrotreated Heavy Naphthenic Oil - 2% - Naphtha, petroleum I don't know...
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    White lithium vs regular lithium grease??

    So I tried to search around to find an answer to this, but I'm still puzzled. I understand that most automotive greases use lithium as a thickener (i.e. the soap which keeps whatever oil the grease has as its base). From what I can gather, the only difference with 'WHITE lithium grease' is that...
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