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Quick question before running to the parts store

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by SS66, Jun 12, 2005.

  1. SS66

    SS66 1/2 ton status

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    What type of grease should I use for poly leaf spring bushings?

    Thanks
     
  2. Storm Trooper

    Storm Trooper 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    (IMO) If you don't have greaseable bolts, I'd recommend that you use the silicone dielectric grease. It won't break-down the ploy.
     
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    I use marine grease will that break down the poly? Sorry for the hi jack on your thread SS66.
     
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    dyeager535 1 ton status Premium Member

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    Poly is supposed to be resistant to oil, I would *think* petroleum based grease of any kind would therefore be ok...curious to hear otherwise though! :)
     
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    I would think that if most grese is labled wheelbering and chasis lube then it should be alright. I would think that grese would rot rubber before poly but I could be wrong.
     
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    (IMO) If you don't have greaseable bolts, I'd recommend that you use the silicone dielectric grease. It won't break-down the ploy.)

    I have to agree with Storm Tropper, thats what i use- but im partial to synthetics
     
  7. Storm Trooper

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    Under normal conditions regular grease would be fine but if you flex your truck out like I do, after time, the reg. grease will soften the bushings and I have found that they crack so I just use the best. It's up to you and opinions will very from everyone.
     

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