- Feb 24, 2005
- Southeast Louisiana
Okay, I have used Mystik JT-6 Hi Temp for forever now, but have been wanting to switch due to the whole Citgo, Hugo Chavez issue I don't wish to support. As Ive posted here before, I'm looking for sort of a 1 grease for all that I can use in my u joints and ball joints on my trucks, I also dont want to bother with having to order online otherwise I would be using Amsoil or Schaeffers. Recently I bought another gun and loaded it with Moly Wally World grease for my ball joints and continued using the Mystik on my u joints. I ended up giving the second gun away (without much persuasion) and decided on going back to 1 gun. So I ran my JT-6 out on my last oil change on the drivers side upper ball joint and tie rod. I went searching for another grease and everywhere I went either house brand, Lucas, or Green Grease was available. I have always grouped Lucas and Green Grease in the "gimmick" category when looking at the tubes previously. Ive always thought of Lucas products as snake oil with a high price, and the Speed TV reference on the Green Grease doesn't help its case, nor does the price of either of these. My search ended at Tractor Supply where Green Grease happened to be on sale for $3 a tube, and I bought 2. The only other grease at TSC was their "Traveller" brand who lists its formula as a "Trade Secret" LMAO. I returned home and flushed out my ball joints and various other joints with the Green Grease and then went online and began searching for reviews (I am bad for this after the fact research). It seems that everyone raves on the stuff. Not a whole lot about it here though. The 4x4 guys swear on it, as do the boat/ trailering guys. The only negative I have been able to find in 2 days of searching was on a boat forum where a wheel seal failed and water intrusion eventually washed out the grease. The guy was mad because it is supposed to be water proof but the other wheel was fine. I suppose this could have happened with any grease. My issue is no where can I find a GCLB rating on this. Dang near all other greases I have seen that are good for both wheel bearing and chassis applications have this certification right on the tube. Not this one. I believe that some grease is better then no grease, and the Green stuff does meet Spicer requirements for their u joints (my u joints are not Spicer but if they recommend certain spec I try to follow), and Moog doesn't seem to care what you put in their joints as long as it is slippery. My train of thought is that if this stuff is so great, why doesn't it carry this designation? And if it does, why wouldn't they want to put it on the tube? It is some of the stickiest stuff I have ever had on my hands I know that, but if it really is the cats meow I want to grab some more while its still on sale. Otherwise I will use whats left of what I have and grab a few tubes of Valvoline Cerulean for future use. I also plan on giving the fork lift and other equipment at work a few shots of it to do my own little test. Thanks for any input or ideas.