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Poly Grease??

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by surg82k5, May 22, 2001.

  1. surg82k5

    surg82k5 1/2 ton status

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    I am putting on new poly bushings, and I am wondering what kind of grease I need to use on these. I am pretty sure that it is ot just regular grease like the kind for ball joints. If anyone could help that would be greatly appreciated. As of now my Blazer is completely torn apart. thanks for the help.
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  2. surg82k5

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    anybody???? I need to get this stuff today.
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    Just about any kind you want. Same as the ball joints would be fine. I use wheel bearing grease on everything.

    Will work for beer, parts and tools.
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  4. Burt4x4

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    I use blue Boat Trailer grease on EVERYTHING. Duno if it is the best or not but just something I started doing back in 94 and the blue stuff has yet to let me down or cause any problems. The best part about the blue stuff is its high tolerance for water/moisture.

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  5. Brian 89KBlazer

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    I thought I read that a graphite based grease was good for keeping poly from squeaking. Don't quote me though.

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  6. 90K5

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    i put some el cheapo grease on mine about 8 months ago, and they still aren't squeaking. Just put lots of it on there.

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    Which bushings? Body, sway bar, leaf spring eyes...?

    Most kits come with the grease, I'd think any heavy duty thick grease would work good, since the poly is supposed to be impervious to most anything, whatever you put on it can't hurt. Just might not work good lol

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  8. Shawn

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    On my old Typhoon, I installed a rear sway bar and used normal wheel bearing grease. 2 weeks later it was squeaking really bad so I had to take it off and someone suggested anti-seize for the poly bushings. That seemed to work since it never squeeked again. Also, I know Energy Suspension sells some special grease for some of their suspension bushings. On my K5, I have the greaseable bushings on the leaf springs so I use the marine wheel bearing since it repels water. If they weren't greaseable, I'd be using anti-seize instead.

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  9. Pugsley

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    I usually do bushings with Lubriplate when I install them.

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    I just had poly bushings put on and asked my mechanic the same thing. He said definitely wheel bearing grease is the best, but could use anything.
     
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    Your old Typhoon? Did you already get rid of it?

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    No. I currently have a 92 Ty and 2 years ago, I use to own a 93 Ty. After selling the 93, I missed it so much that I was able to talk my wife into one. [​IMG] Sorry for the confusion.

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