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Old 04-18-2006, 11:38 AM   #1
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For those of you who have installed the kit(*) what if any lubricants have you applied to the polyurethane bushings prior to, during or after installation? I've found a product called "pre-lube" and was wondering if that is only for installation or throughout its life.
http://www.energysuspensionparts.com...11104&cat=3436
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didint know you were supposed to lube that!
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That'* mostly for 'captured' bushings like the control arm bushings. Not for the endlinks. Polyurethane is self-lubricating. Considering that stuff also prevents corrosion, I'd venture a guess that it'* simply dielectric grease.
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It says it is a lube in metal to metal contact. Doesn't look to fit our application.
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I was just wondering cause they've been a little squeaky after I got them installed a few days ago. Anyone else had that problem? When I had the old rubber bushings my rear suspension had a squeak to it and I lubed the old rubber bushings and it drastically reduced the noise. The poly ones made all suspension noise go away for a bit but now they're kind of loud - only on the rear. Any recommendations?
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Grease 'em. Any lube of your choice. Mine are silent on all 4 corners.
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I thought I've heard petroleum based lubricants can be bad for polyurethane - not sure where I head that though. I'll give it a shot cause it'* driving me nuts though.
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Found this website:
"Using a petroleum based grease can dissolve polyurethane products"
http://performanceunlimited.com/cobr.../polyeaze.html
Snake oil or should I give it a shot with my squeaky polyurethane?

Now these people say something different
"Parker O-Lube is a petroleum-based grease recommended for use with polyacrylate, Vamac, neoprene, fluorosilicone, nitrile, HNBR, polyurethane, fluorocarbon, Aflas, Hifluor, and Parofluor o-ring materials"
https://www.parker.com/ead/cm2.asp?cmid=3956

OK, I'm lost - so Will is ANY lube ok or what?
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Parker O-Lube is great. I use it to rebuild seals in pneumatic valves and cylinders at work.

Anyone know if dielectric grease is petroleum based? Another possible choice is:
http://www.magnalube.com/

It is one of my favorite lubricants.
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I was thinking about trying dielectric grease since I need some for when I change my wires, but not if it'* petroleum based (I think it'* silicone)
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