ExxonMobil tends to work the high-volume customers; a company that big loses money trying to supply small shops. See if one of the brands that supplies local machine shops has something equivalent in a smaller size. Lubriplate comes to mind as a possible supplier. (Or contact ExxonMobil for a sample of Mobilux EP023, it will probably be enough for multiple change-outs.)
As for compatibility, grease incompatibility is almost exclusively caused by soap incompatibility. I can't remember running a study where the soap chemistries were comparable and the assessment was not 'compatible'.
So, when looking at a replacement the two most important aspects are soap chemistry and NLGI grade. You'll want a lithium or lithium complex NLGI 000; there's no negotiation on those points. Base oil vis is next, the 320 would be preferred, but you'll probably survive with a 460 or 220.
bstebbinstribology posted:Did you locate your product. I might be able to provide a small sample.
I to have a problem. i needed to use my snap on tapping tool. That requires the EP 23 lubricant. Well my lack of use has caused the lubricant to harden. I have been trying to create a substitute with lubriplate lithium. I don't think this will work.
If I could purchase 4oz from you I would appreciate your help.
Do you think there are enough people needing this oil to form a Co-operative.
I would join or help form one.
Good lubricants are recommended
two oz. I think I'm not the one. I think that if I can find enough people
we can form a co-op to purchase a tub. Just a thought.