Does Wheel Bearing Grease Go Bad?

Handz

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Interesting question, looking for some answers.

Does Wheel Bearing Grease go bad?...like when its sitting on the shelf?

I am doing some wheel bearings on a ford expedition and gotta repack the bearings. I have a half empty tub of CRC Wheel Bearing Grease that is maybe 16-17 years old. Its been sealed in the tub, sitting in my cabinet. Has it gone bad? Can I still use it? There is no separation of the grease, its just old and have had it for a long time, now i gotta use it.

Should I use it, or buy a new tub of grease?
 

RichV

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It's fine if it's not contaminated. However technology with lubricants is much better nowadays, I'd probably just get some new synthetic grease anyway.
 

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It's fine if it's not contaminated. However technology with lubricants is much better nowadays, I'd probably just get some new synthetic grease anyway.


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Go buy another tub to let it sit around for 20 years as well :)
 

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Still using my 15 year old gigantic tub of synthetic valvoline courtesy of the Ford dealership. Bought and sold a lot of cars that i've fixed using that grease. It'll be fine.
 

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