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Understanding oil bleed and grease separation

Oil bleed is a term used to explain the separation of oil or seepage of oil during normal grease operating conditions. The lower the viscosity of the base oil used in the grease, the more separation you are likely to see. 

Get answers to important questions like:

  • What causes grease to separate?
  • Is it normal?
  • What does normal oil bleed look like?
  • How do climate and temperature impact oil bleed and separation?
  • Do some greases experience more oil separation than others?

As well as myths and truths about oil bleed and grease separation.

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