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CV Joint grease


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I recently purchased a tube of NR Optimoly grease, PN 000 043 110 01 from the dealership and then realized I forgot to specify that I needed grease to repack the inner joint (transmission side). Could somebody please verify that I have the correct weight grease, or whether there is even a difference for RWD cars. TIA

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Sorry, guess I wasn't clear - and again, I'm asking for no other reason than to add to my general automotive knowledge. I'm pretty sure that front wheel drive cars generally use different weights of grease in the CV joints, depending on which side of the axle you're considering. Since the outer joints experience the added stress of the wheels being steered, they typically use a heavier grease, right? So my question is, do RWD cars usually adhere to this principle, or just use the same grease on all the CV joints, since both joints on either side of an axle see similar loads/stress?

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Guest Sir.Rhosisoftheliver

Same grease is used both joints.... makes no difference if it's innner,outer,FWD or RWD. Some Asian cars used a different grease 'cause they also used a different type of CV joint.

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