Yep... put any questions in here and Alan or other members will reply and then Alan sometimes moves the threads to another forum.
Thanks for the reply.
Question 1: I put together one of the mini grease guns and indoors in the air conditioning it proceeded to leak out quite a bit of thick heavy "oil." This left the remaining grease somewhat "dry." It was a lot like jello where you can take a fork and break it up into many small clumps, but it is no longer "smooth" (like pudding) the way grease should be. I tried storing the gun head down. This worked until you turned it right side up to use it, at which point oil that had worked past the "plunger" then came running out. I bought the gun at Home Depot and it looks exactly like the one Alan recommends in the "Tools of the Trade" thread. The 3-oz cartridges are "Yamalube Multi-Purpose Grease" and have printed on them:
"For lubrication, corrosion and rust protection, and water resistance. Resists wash out. Good in salt and fresh water. Four (sic) use with 3 oz. grease guns."
The grease is the beautiful blue color we have all come to love. So, has anyone else had this problem?
Question (or maybe just a comment) 2: I have two (or three?) Yamaha lubes. One is the 3-oz cartridges mentioned above.
The second is a 1-lb tub of Yamaha "Multi purpose grease." Printed on the container:
Yamaha Extreme Pressure Multi-Purpose Grease
*Aluminum complex formula resists melting and running even in extreme temperature applications. (Droping point is 475 F.)
*Resists breakdown and washout in fresh and salt water.
*Excellent for wheel bearings, steering, chassis lube points and sealing of foam air filters.
The grease is blue and may be the same as that in the 3-oz cartridges.
The last is a 1-lb tub of Yamaha "Race Grease." Printed on the container:
Yamaha Race Grease
*Specially formulated for racing applications.
*A special blend of performance lubricants provides superior anti-friction protection.
*Extremely stable formula resists running or breakdown from friction, water, or dirt. Protects against wear and corrosion while providing excellent lubrication.
*For use in all performance applications where superior lubrication is required.
This grease is RED, not blue in color.
The two blue greases are said to be good in salt water, and may be the stuff that can now be obtained on only 14-oz cartridges. (According to Alan, you can no longer get the good stuff in 3-oz cartridges or 1-lb tubs.) I bought the Race Grease because I could not get what I wanted locally (Austin, Texas.) In ordering, I was spending a good amount on shipping, so I decided to go ahead and get the Race Grease too. So, any comments on the greases?
I know it seems I am being overly detailed about grease, but as many know it is extra important around salt water (especially wade fishing or in a small skiff.)
Thanks in advance for any replies,