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[GMCnet] Grease [message #323733] Sun, 10 September 2017 19:43 Go to next message
Ray Erspamer is currently offline  Ray Erspamer   United States
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Does anyone know what grease on the market would be closest to
Caterpillar Desert Gold??

I think Emery mentioned it one time but I can't remember.

Thanks

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Re: [GMCnet] Grease [message #323734 is a reply to message #323733] Sun, 10 September 2017 19:56 Go to previous messageGo to next message
emerystora is currently offline  emerystora   United States
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It was not Caterpillar that I mentioned. I had said that Bob Drewes said the only grease he would use for everything was John Deere grease TY 6341.

Emery Stora

> On Sep 10, 2017, at 7:43 PM, Ray Erspamer wrote:
>
> Does anyone know what grease on the market would be closest to
> Caterpillar Desert Gold??
>
> I think Emery mentioned it one time but I can't remember.
>
> Thanks
>
> --
> Ray Erspamer
> 78 Royale - "The Great Lakes Eagle"
> Center Kitchen TZE368V101144
> Wauwatosa, Wisconsin 53226
> Email: 78GMCRoyale-AT-gmail-DOT-com
> 414-484-9431
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Re: [GMCnet] Grease [message #323735 is a reply to message #323734] Sun, 10 September 2017 20:05 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Ray Erspamer is currently offline  Ray Erspamer   United States
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OK. Is there anything commercially available that is comparable to
either of those? it's very pricey buying directly from Caterpillar or
John Deere.

Is Valvoline Syn comparable or ????

Thanks

On Sun, Sep 10, 2017 at 7:56 PM, Emery Stora wrote:
> It was not Caterpillar that I mentioned. I had said that Bob Drewes said the only grease he would use for everything was John Deere grease TY 6341.
>
> Emery Stora
>
>> On Sep 10, 2017, at 7:43 PM, Ray Erspamer wrote:
>>
>> Does anyone know what grease on the market would be closest to
>> Caterpillar Desert Gold??
>>
>> I think Emery mentioned it one time but I can't remember.
>>
>> Thanks
>>
>> --
>> Ray Erspamer
>> 78 Royale - "The Great Lakes Eagle"
>> Center Kitchen TZE368V101144
>> Wauwatosa, Wisconsin 53226
>> Email: 78GMCRoyale-AT-gmail-DOT-com
>> 414-484-9431
>> Web Site: http://ray-lisa.page.tl/
>>
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Re: [GMCnet] Grease [message #323737 is a reply to message #323735] Sun, 10 September 2017 20:34 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Matt Colie is currently offline  Matt Colie   United States
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Ray Erspamer wrote on Sun, 10 September 2017 21:05
OK. Is there anything commercially available that is comparable to
either of those? it's very pricey buying directly from Caterpillar or
John Deere.

Is Valvoline Syn comparable or ????

Thanks

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Ray,

While I can't promise it is comparable, I can tell you that there is a bearing, known weakness in my mower deck that can kill a bearing (they made a mistake and it is run at overload continuously) in about 50hrs (one season on my lawns). After the third time I replaced it, I opened up the next one and packed it with Valvoline SynPower. That was 10 years ago.

I can buy Desert Gold for not much more. I never tried to find the John Deere grease.

Matt


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Re: [GMCnet] Grease [message #323738 is a reply to message #323733] Sun, 10 September 2017 20:58 Go to previous messageGo to next message
JohnL455 is currently offline  JohnL455   United States
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Anything with Deere or Cat on it is good stuff but $$$$$$$$$$$
To demonstrate the other polar extreme from Matt's story on what Synpower can do, I had a Lenovo notebook miniature fan squeeling. I opened it up multiple times and tried different lubricants multiple times. Within a few days it would be squeeling. Finally I put a spec of Synpower on a Qtip and applied a film to the bearing. It's been at least 7 years and working perfectly. That and I use it on my 236k Jeep front end parts and steers perfectly. And fixed the upper CV notchiness on my TZE


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Re: [GMCnet] Grease [message #323740 is a reply to message #323733] Sun, 10 September 2017 21:22 Go to previous messageGo to next message
USAussie is currently offline  USAussie   United States
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Ray,

I did a search on the Forum and when we discussed this back in 2010 "WE" came to the conclusion that Valvoine Synpower and
Caterpillar Desert Gold were pretty much for much.

Regards,
Rob M.
The Pedantic Mechanic
Sydney, Australia
AUS '75 Avion - The Blue Streak TZE365V100428
USA '75 Avion - Double Trouble TZE365V100426
USA '77 Kingsley - TZE 267V100808


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Subject: [GMCnet] Grease

Does anyone know what grease on the market would be closest to
Caterpillar Desert Gold??

I think Emery mentioned it one time but I can't remember.

Thanks

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Ray Erspamer
78 Royale - "The Great Lakes Eagle"
Center Kitchen TZE368V101144
Wauwatosa, Wisconsin 53226
Email: 78GMCRoyale-AT-gmail-DOT-com
414-484-9431
Web Site: http://ray-lisa.page.tl/

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Regards, Rob M. (USAussie) The Pedantic Mechanic Sydney, Australia '75 Avion - AUS - The Blue Streak TZE365V100428 '75 Avion - USA - Double Trouble TZE365V100426
Re: [GMCnet] Grease [message #323741 is a reply to message #323740] Sun, 10 September 2017 21:39 Go to previous messageGo to next message
jimk is currently offline  jimk   United States
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I have had the upmost resect for our late Bob Drews and know he has depthe
of knowledge as to why the John Deer lub is highly rated.
When I was working for Ford Motor Co, we were encouraged to sell our
dealers the Rotunda Transmission fluid.
My dealers wanted to know why it was superior. The answer from headquarters
was that they had the best Friction Modifier as they worked with some
outside lubrication consultant.


On Sun, Sep 10, 2017 at 7:22 PM, Rob Mueller
wrote:

> Ray,
>
> I did a search on the Forum and when we discussed this back in 2010 "WE"
> came to the conclusion that Valvoine Synpower and
> Caterpillar Desert Gold were pretty much for much.
>
> Regards,
> Rob M.
> The Pedantic Mechanic
> Sydney, Australia
> AUS '75 Avion - The Blue Streak TZE365V100428
> USA '75 Avion - Double Trouble TZE365V100426
> USA '77 Kingsley - TZE 267V100808
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Gmclist [mailto:gmclist-bounces-AT-list-DOT-gmcnet-DOT-org] On Behalf Of Ray
> Erspamer
> Sent: Sunday, September 10, 2017 7:43 PM
> To: gmclist-AT-list-DOT-gmcnet-DOT-org
> Subject: [GMCnet] Grease
>
> Does anyone know what grease on the market would be closest to
> Caterpillar Desert Gold??
>
> I think Emery mentioned it one time but I can't remember.
>
> Thanks
>
> --
> Ray Erspamer
> 78 Royale - "The Great Lakes Eagle"
> Center Kitchen TZE368V101144
> Wauwatosa, Wisconsin 53226
> Email: 78GMCRoyale-AT-gmail-DOT-com
> 414-484-9431
> Web Site: http://ray-lisa.page.tl/
>
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Re: [GMCnet] Grease [message #323840 is a reply to message #323740] Wed, 13 September 2017 11:33 Go to previous message
Ray Erspamer is currently offline  Ray Erspamer   United States
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Just what I was looking for. I remembered that conversation.

Thanks

On Sun, Sep 10, 2017 at 9:22 PM, Rob Mueller wrote:
> Ray,
>
> I did a search on the Forum and when we discussed this back in 2010 "WE" came to the conclusion that Valvoine Synpower and
> Caterpillar Desert Gold were pretty much for much.
>
> Regards,
> Rob M.
> The Pedantic Mechanic
> Sydney, Australia
> AUS '75 Avion - The Blue Streak TZE365V100428
> USA '75 Avion - Double Trouble TZE365V100426
> USA '77 Kingsley - TZE 267V100808
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Gmclist [mailto:gmclist-bounces-AT-list-DOT-gmcnet-DOT-org] On Behalf Of Ray Erspamer
> Sent: Sunday, September 10, 2017 7:43 PM
> To: gmclist-AT-list-DOT-gmcnet-DOT-org
> Subject: [GMCnet] Grease
>
> Does anyone know what grease on the market would be closest to
> Caterpillar Desert Gold??
>
> I think Emery mentioned it one time but I can't remember.
>
> Thanks
>
> --
> Ray Erspamer
> 78 Royale - "The Great Lakes Eagle"
> Center Kitchen TZE368V101144
> Wauwatosa, Wisconsin 53226
> Email: 78GMCRoyale-AT-gmail-DOT-com
> 414-484-9431
> Web Site: http://ray-lisa.page.tl/
>
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