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What kind of grease do you guys use?

Book says to use Arctic Cat All-Temp grease. But isn't grease grease?
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any low temp grease should work. i use mobil 1 just because i can get it at work. it's like the oil debates that we see all the time on here. there's lots of brands out there, and they all perform the same for the most part.

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I used to use the CAT stuff, but noticed in the last year or so that it is not so good in low temps.....gets hard and gels up!

So now I am using the Shell synthetic sled grease from Crappy Tire.....same or similar price and easy to get, always in stock......so far does not gel up in cold temps.
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What temperatures are we talking about here?
Since i got my first sled ive been using the ac grease, and atm we have 11degrees , it's nice and snowing a little, but when there are cloudless sky we got -28\-35 fahrenheit.
Fortunately, it get's alot warmer the higher on the mountain i get when driving, but still my sled is stored outside the house in the cold.
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any low temp grease should work. i use mobil 1 just because i can get it at work. it's like the oil debates that we see all the time on here. there's lots of brands out there, and they all perform the same for the most part.
I use Mobil low temp grease.

I don't believe they all perform the same.
When I had a lifted F150 I used a generic Fleet Farm brand on the u-joints, went through a few of u-joints.
Switched to a better brand grease, I think it was Valvoline, never replaced another u-joint.

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I use Mobil low temp grease.

I don't believe they all perform the same.
When I had a lifted F150 I used a generic Fleet Farm brand on the u-joints, went through a few of u-joints.
Switched to a better brand grease, I think it was Valvoline, never replaced another u-joint.
that's cuz it's a ford haha just playin

i guess i can agree with that statement. however, a u-joint is a much higher stress application than a suspension part in our sleds. it doesn't compare apples to apples. i would check out the operating range and the correct uses for the grease on the technical data sheets and you should be fine. here is an example:

http://www.lubriplate.com/pdf/pds/3_9%20Low%20Temp.pdf

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I believe ep 1 is thinner i.e. winter
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Book says to use Arctic Cat All-Temp grease. But isn't grease grease?
Absolutely not.

Some great mixed with the wrong great can coagulate and cause more damage to running on grease filled with water.

The Cat stuff is low temp white lithium. I just run the Cat stuff, but if you want to change to something else, I would suggest a clean out unless you know they are compatible.

My dealer does not use the Cat stuff Strangely enough, but it is a low temp Blue lithium.

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that's cuz it's a ford haha just playin

i guess i can agree with that statement. however, a u-joint is a much higher stress application than a suspension part in our sleds. it doesn't compare apples to apples. i would check out the operating range and the correct uses for the grease on the technical data sheets and you should be fine. here is an example:

http://www.lubriplate.com/pdf/pds/3_9%20Low%20Temp.pdf


You're right, it's not a good comparison application wise.

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i use amsoil water resistant grease
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