Kryotox for wheel bearings?


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Would you run kryotox if you had access to it at low cost?
 


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I just read up on it and increased my knowledge. So I'm changing my answer (the one you haven't seen) to " sure! Sounds like a good idea."
 

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The 22x line is made for automotive bearings. It has a higher heat tolerance than normal grease. I know vw runs it in there vehicles oem.
 

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If you are referring to Krytox grease, I am not sure there is an advantage to using it everywhere. It was originally and is still used in space due to its low outgassing properties. There are certainly some areas that could benefit by the use of it. I used a grade of it that has some MoS2 in it to lube the slip joint in my drive shaft. That was done with less than 100K miles on my Ranger and at over 247 K miles it is still working well without needing to be relubed.

If you can get it cheap, go for it. I can't think of any reason it would be detrimental to use and should last longer in most situations.
 

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That's what I was thinking it's good stuff we use it at work all the time.
 

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Hmmmm my truck rarely leaves orbit. Do I still need it?
 

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Hmmmm my truck rarely leaves orbit. Do I still need it?
Not outer space, just space. put the special grease in the space between bearings and metal parts to reduce friction.
 

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I have so much to learn about grease... but technically the "area" between the bearing and race would be air. Air is not space, air has msss and mass bends space around it. I.e. the general theory of relativity.
 
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I have so much to learn about grease...
Grease is a semisolid lubricant. Grease generally consists of a soap emulsified with mineral or vegetable oil.[1] The characteristic feature of greases is that they possess a high initial viscosity, which upon the application of shear, drops to give the effect of an oil-lubricated bearing of approximately the same viscosity as the base oil used in the grease. This change in viscosity is called shear thinning. Grease is sometimes used to describe lubricating materials that are simply soft solids or high viscosity liquids, but these materials do not exhibit the shear-thinning properties characteristic of the classical grease. For example, petroleum jellies such as Vaseline are not generally classified as greases.
Greases are applied to mechanisms that can be lubricated only infrequently and where a lubricating oil would not stay in position. They also act as sealants to prevent ingress of water and incompressible materials. Grease-lubricated bearings have greater frictional characteristics because of their high viscosity.
 

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I edited my post to quantify space...
 

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I have so much to learn about grease... but technically the "area" between the bearing and race would be air. Air is not space, air is matter and matter bends space around it. I.e. the general theory of relativity.
Best rear end grease on the market.

 


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