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post #1 of (permalink) Old 05-08-2001, 05:41 PM Thread Starter
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Lube for poly bushings??

Hi,

Spent all day again installing the Energy Suspension poly masterkit.
They supply two of these ridiculous small tubs of white, slightly translucent, sticky horrible goo with the kit. Can anybody tell me what sort of lube to use for poly bushes? They call it Formula 5 Prelube and apparently contains teflon. As I live in Great Britain and want to get some more of this lube, I want to try and source it locally. The sway bar mountings are lubable as will my shackle bolts be, so I need to get more of this stuff for my grease gun.

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Re: Lube for poly bushings??

well hooch.. i usually use plain ole grease.. wheel bearing high temp style..
nothing fancy.. just something to keep it lubed up... works just fine..

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Re: Lube for poly bushings??

Jeepgod`s idea if probably fine but that stuff your talking about ? I know what you mean about STICKY , messy stuff . I used something similar for my poly bushings .
While at the parts store on Sunday I saw they had a new display setup and it was for this Silicone Hi-Temp Rubber grease , the guy said it was ideal for those poly/rubber shackle bushings . I will get the name of the stuff and email you , I have to go get some things from there tomorrow.

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Re: Lube for poly bushings??

I use one kind of grease and only one on the jeep. Synthetic grease is the best i have found yet. When i put my lift on i used the synthetic on the spring bushings. A year later and one bad bushing to replace the synthetic was still there holding strong. I use vavoline but i am sure others make it.

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Re: Lube for poly bushings??

Along these lines... I've read somewhere that there are two different base greases that can not be mixed up or they'll break down. I think it was petroleum based vs. lithium based or something.. Anybody knows this for sure? Also some base grease will brake down rubber bushings meybe even poly.


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Re: Lube for poly bushings??

Yep, it's silicon grease alright ...
I got a small jar of it (about twice the volume of a Carmex lip balm jar) from my jewelry supply wholesaler.
It is the stuff that jewelers use to lube and waterproof 'O' rings for wrist watch case covers ...
I have an inkling that Dialectic Grease is also silicon based and this can be had at any good automotive supply ... in little 'tune up' and also in big tubes.


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Re: Lube for poly bushings??

Hi all,

Found this locally: http://www.loctite.com/catalog/produ...F+++++++++++++

Any opinions?

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