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I’m about to replace the bushings on my rig. I noticed the Turner site is now showing Super Lube and not the Manitou prep m. Please let me now if you have any recommendations?

Also, it seems like a fair amount of shops sell Park's grease. Is this an option?
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no comment on the superlube vs mprep , but i bought some of the more viscous park grease for servicing my hope hubs. its way thicker than mprep and i definitely wouldn't use it in the bushings based on turner previously recommending mprep.
 

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Thinner is better.

I think Turner changed their recommended lube mostly based on how sticky/messy the residue of M-Prep can be.
 

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Marshall Willanholly said:
Did you check the links in my post 2 above yours?
My bad. I knew I had seen Dave's response somewhere before. I never check links without an intro. My computer is too slow to waste time!
 

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thank you!

thanks for all the help. I ordered the "Super Lube" from Turner with a new pump. I had trouble reaching all the zirks with the old pump. All is well and WOW what a difference when you replace the bushings.
 

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Lighter the better, and it is all better than muddy water. You could go to the Dollar store and get vaseline and hand load it in a DualCo grease gun that has the steel can on it. It will repel water just fine. Would not use it in steel bearings though as it is not extreme pressure level, but the system I use spreads the load across such a large area that the grease is mainly for cleaning and water repelling. The Motorex stuff from Manitou got stupid expensive and was maddeningly sticky, so we quit buying it. The 'old' Prep M was a Maxima product and really more like oil jelly than true grease and worked well too.
 

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Thank you!

turnerbikes said:
Lighter the better, and it is all better than muddy water. You could go to the Dollar store and get vaseline and hand load it in a DualCo grease gun that has the steel can on it. It will repel water just fine. Would not use it in steel bearings though as it is not extreme pressure level, but the system I use spreads the load across such a large area that the grease is mainly for cleaning and water repelling. The Motorex stuff from Manitou got stupid expensive and was maddeningly sticky, so we quit buying it. The 'old' Prep M was a Maxima product and really more like oil jelly than true grease and worked well too.
Thank you. I ordered the grease/gun from the website and it works great. The long grease needle is perfect for reaching all the zerks and you gotta like the name of the new stuff....Super Lube!

Thanks again!
 
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