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The old grease in the cups has been there for many years. The color is a light gray or white, is this colorization caused by aging, like our hair, or is it a special grease?
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Well.... Water will make oil/grease turn grey or white.... Most of the old stuff I run into is Brown and stinks like crazy... If it's really old it will get hard and solid....
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Mr. Adamson,
If the application is for something that is not high temperature you may have a lithium soap grease. It is extremely high in lubrication. Many fellows refer to it as 'cup grease'. It was issued to men during the second world war to grease the lugs on the Garand and carbine. If it looks like there is a little oil seperating out; it probably is lithium cup grease. It will have a sweet to rank smell and is slightly tan colored. It is highly fluid and will creep like cooties.

Century lubricants still makes the stuff. It is product #157621. It is great for moderate temperatures and high loads.It is not toxic to skin and it is hard to burn. Unfortunately it is expensive and it STINKS. Just keep it away from hot bearing loads and things like ignition points. It will creep up points and get on the contacts. I learned this the hard way.
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