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jrhackett #1408998 Fri May 07 2021 03:21 PM
Joined: Mar 2021
Posts: 91
This was my favorite in my searching

Note GM 50' and today called for 0 NLGI Grade which is the real number you should be looking for. They had GS as a code part numbers and other items. The term "Grease" is too generic. why? look in previous post. Corn Head Grease is NLGI Grade 0 while regular grease most people think of is 2 NGLI thus referring to grease generally is not a good way to discuss this.

But food might

NLGI# Penetration Consistency Food Analogy
000 445 - 475 Fluid Cooking Oil
00 400 - 430 Semi-Fluid Applesauce
0 355 - 385 Very Soft Brown Mustard
1 310 - 340 Soft Tomato Paste
2 265 - 295 "Normal" Grease Peanut Butter
3 220 - 250 Firm Veg. Shortening
4 175 - 205 Very Firm Frozen Yogurt
5 130 - 160 Hard Smooth Paté
6 85 - 115 Very Hard Cheddar Cheese

so lets fill that thing up with some brown mustard and move on. lol

jrhackett #1409001 Fri May 07 2021 03:28 PM
Joined: Jan 2014
Posts: 2,351
I can stop by Sam’s Club today. Anyone wanna go halfsies on a gallon of brown mustard?

Mustard contains vinegar which is an excellent de-rusting agent. Might be a little hard on seals, but we’ll never know until we try it.

jrhackett #1409021 Fri May 07 2021 06:28 PM
Joined: Mar 2019
Posts: 119
My experience is that John Deere Corn Head Grease is not quite fluid enough for steering gear boxes. I had filled the box on my '37 Master coupe with that product a few years ago. When I took the box apart last year to rebuild it it was obvious that the grease had not flowed and lubricated the gears. There were channels and cavities or pockets where the sector gear had traveled.

After I completed the rebuild i filled it with the Penn-rite. I recommend that you really need something with the consistency of a NLGI 00 grease. It will flow better than the corn head grease. I also agree that you can do just as well mixing your own concoction of grease and gear lube.

jrhackett #1409070 Sat May 08 2021 01:06 PM
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Tractor supply carries Super S Cotton Pickers Grease (I kid you not), that is NLGI 00. That is what I use. Here is a [LINK] [].

Last edited by Phak1; Sat May 08 2021 01:07 PM.

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jrhackett #1431954 Wed Dec 01 2021 04:08 PM
Joined: Nov 2021
Posts: 57
I just found a great solution. Lucas' "hub oil". Found it at my local NAPA. Its heavy like gear oil, but, darn stuff killed the leaks but good!

from their website...
Lucas Hub Oil was formulated to stop leaks in steering axles and trailer hubs on heavy duty trucks. It also allows hubs to run on a marginal amount of oil in case of a blown seal or poor maintenance. It is an excellent gear lube for racing or heavy duty applications.


Slows leaks
Prevents downtime
Extremely heat resistant
Very long lasting

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jrhackett #1432997 Fri Dec 10 2021 12:02 PM
Joined: Nov 2020
Posts: 84
In a hurry to get my truck back in the road since my newer one was torn up worse, I put a tube of wheel bearing grease and a quart of 90 weight mineral oil in a container and blended with a paint mixer. What I ended up with was almost the same consistency as 00 corn head grease.

jrhackett #1432998 Fri Dec 10 2021 12:03 PM
Joined: Nov 2020
Posts: 84
To add, for some reason tractor supply in my area has stopped keeping 00 grease in store.

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