Sta-Lube CV Joint Grease No. 1.5, good for tripod and CV joint?

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I've read on this forum that the needle bearings in the inner tripod joint need NLGI No.1 grease (less viscous), the outer needs No. 2.

I read the product sheet for Sta-Lube and it says its NLGI 1.5. Maybe they mean for it to be for both inner and outer?

Why is it impossible to find tripod-specific grease in the US? The only readily available (via Amazon) No.1 grease I see is Mobil CM-W NO.1 but it doesn't mention tripod joints.

Does a tripod specific grease even exist?
 

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factory Service Manual refers to two bellows kits that come with a grease pack. No specfics provided.
 

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ok so I just spoke to CRC (Sta Lube) tech support and the guy told me its means for inner/tripod and outer.:love:
 
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FWIW this is what I used on my BMW a long time ago and it worked fine. I’ve never seen a factory manual list different products for the two joints.

 

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Thank you for posting this. I noticed the tripod grease was very light when my inner boot came off; so good to know. (y)
Ya man its been making me crazy trying to find the appropriate aftermarket grease.
 

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FWIW this is what I used on my BMW a long time ago and it worked fine. I’ve never seen a factory manual list different products for the two joints.

Oh cool thanks Mr.

What's that supposed to be a picure of on the bottle?
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If we’re talking about the Sta-Lube stuff sold in black tubes, it’s a black moly grease with a lithium complex thickener. That’s not to be used for inner tripod joints, but fine for the outer joint or Repzza type inner joints which are almost alike.

From what I hear, a Schaeffer’s grease along with Red Line CV-2 using synthetic moly(not MoS2) is fine for the needle bearings in a tripod joint. The OE grease in this doesn’t have moly. Organic black moly causes the rollers to skid vs. roll.

The grease supplied in a Honda or Toyota CV boot kit has a tan/brown semi-fluid grease for the inner tripod joint, and if the outer joint must be serviced, a thicker moly grease for the outer.
 

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If we’re talking about the Sta-Lube stuff sold in black tubes, it’s a black moly grease with a lithium complex thickener. That’s not to be used for inner tripod joints, but fine for the outer joint or Repzza type inner joints which are almost alike.

From what I hear, a Schaeffer’s grease along with Red Line CV-2 using synthetic moly(not MoS2) is fine for the needle bearings in a tripod joint. The OE grease in this doesn’t have moly. Organic black moly causes the rollers to skid vs. roll.

The grease supplied in a Honda or Toyota CV boot kit has a tan/brown semi-fluid grease for the inner tripod joint, and if the outer joint must be serviced, a thicker moly grease for the outer.
which Schaeffer’s grease?
 
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