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Old 04-19-2006, 12:16 PM   #11
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Most Dielectric greases are silicone based.
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This has got me thinking about the sway bar bushings that I installed on my Grand Prix. They came with grease fittings and the instructions said to grease generously to prevent squeaks and noises.
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There were some GM bulletins in the early 90'* about squeaky sway bushings. The fix entailed unbolting the horseshoe that holds them and putting teflon tape or a little grease between the bar and bushing to lube them.
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I tried smearing the crap out of the bushings with dielectric grease (I was too afraid to try petroleum based stuff) but it'* only gotten louder. Does silicone spray have petroleum products in it by the way? The silicone spray can I have is called pyroil ( http://www.valvoline.com/pages/produ...asp?product=36 ) but the name suggests what it might contain. Anyway, I'm guessing the grease probably needs to get in between the bolt and bushings to make the noise stop and since it'* pretty thick I would probably need to just take it apart and lube up the inside of it all.
What would you think about wrapping teflon tape around the smooth part of the bolt. Grease would work but would eventually work its way out - same with silicone spray and the tape would always stay. Maybe even teflon tape with silicone grease over it? Any thoughts?
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