Ball-joint, constant-velocity grease
Londonderry, New Hampshire – Klüber Lubrication, a worldwide manufacturer of specialty lubricants, introduces Klübersynth J 87-20002 KR, a high-performance automotive grease for ball joints, and Klüberlub HE 71-281, a low-friction grease designed for constant-velocity (CV) joints.
Klüberlub HE 71-281 – Friction in an automobile’s CV joints can lower efficiency as well as cause excessive heat, vibration, and noise. The special low-friction additives in Klüberlub HE 71-281 minimize this friction resistance and boost CV joint efficiency.
This special CV grease also lowers the temperature in the joint because of reduced friction. The high thermal resistance of synthetic components in the formulation enables the joint to operate reliably at elevated temperatures. Joints can even achieve short-term peaks up to 160°C. The Klüberlub HE 71-281 also has the added benefit of being compatible with normal CV joint boot elastomers, which is a problem that plagues other CV joint grease alternatives.
The improved wear behavior of Klüberlub HE 71-281 was formulated to ensure long component life. This paired with low-friction resistance makes Klüberlub HE 71-281 an automotive grease that optimizes CV joint efficiency for the long term.
Klübersynth J 87-20002 KR – A major problem with ball joints in suspension and steering systems is a high static torque, particularly when joints experience long periods of rest. The friction from high static torque produces noise and a coarse operating feel.
Using high viscosity silicone oil and PTFE as a base oil, Klübersynth J 87-20002 KR is designed to have ultra-low static and dynamic torques in both low-temperature and high-temperature environments. This low torque minimizes stick-slip tendency, micro friction noise and provides a smoother driving experience.
Klübersynth J 87-20002 KR is a ball joint grease that offers reliability. Its good friction properties, adhesion and spreadability at sliding friction parts provide excellent wear protection. Its outstanding water resistance and oxidation stability prevents corrosion. With the exception of silicone rubber, this automotive grease is compatible with a wide range of boot materials, including elastomers and plastics. Its operating temperature ranges from -50 to 180 C, which enables reliable ball joint performance in any climate.
Klübersynth J 87-20002 KR is currently being used in several automotive platforms with new platforms being added daily. It’s a high-performance grease that delivers what automobiles need: excellent ball joint wear, noise-free operation, compatibility and low-temperature torque.