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S3 trunnions - EP90 or CV grease, which is best?

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Is CV joint grease a better choice for S3 trunnions than the Extreme Pressure 90 gear oil we've been using? All positive and negative recommendations and experiences invited.

Many thanks,


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Thanks Andy,

So is that it then? Is there no one to defend the case for thin liquid, non-setting CV joint grease in the trunnion swivels? I believe Hilly used to recommend it before he binned his in favour of lower ball joints.

Oh well EP90 it is.

Are there any recommended brands?



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EP90, that's the Lotus spec. Grease just doesn't get round them enough.

Ditto. I researched this heavily when I had my '83 Turbo. Grease has been known to lead to trunnions shearing off from lack of lubrication.

I used Granville Hypoid:

1983 "Investor's Special Edition" Turbo Esprit (#43/50) | 2012 Evora S

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