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1 Poly bushes on 31st August 2015, 9:01 pm

burrows1980

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Just been watching Wheeler dealers and Ed used copper grease when installing the polybushes, coated bush and sleave to stop squeaking etc. Is this the correct procedure? Installing mine in the next few weeks, handy to know in advance!

Gaz

2 Re: Poly bushes on 31st August 2015, 9:06 pm

daddyone


I'd have thought it would be best done in white grease / silicone or lithium. Copper would surely just dry out and go crusty, over time?

3 Re: Poly bushes on 31st August 2015, 9:13 pm

burrows1980

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I used lithium grease on the subframe bushes mainly due to how tight they where. When I trial fitted the rear arms they push in fairly easily so didnt think id need to use anything on them..

4 Re: Poly bushes on 31st August 2015, 9:15 pm

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I'd go with Lithium or White myself, there's nothing in any of those greases which could eat the poly / rubber or corrode anything metal nearby. I think it's literally a case of not squeaking or seizing...

5 Re: Poly bushes on 31st August 2015, 9:17 pm

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Some of the poly bush makers supply copper grease & some silicone grease, normally lightly smeared on all contact surfaces to stop squeaking that can occur with a poly bush.

6 Re: Poly bushes on 31st August 2015, 9:19 pm

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A lot of bushes such as powerflex come with copper based grease.

7 Re: Poly bushes on 31st August 2015, 9:20 pm

burrows1980

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Cool, thanks chaps! cheers

8 Re: Poly bushes on 31st August 2015, 9:21 pm

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I hate to say this, but this forum is way more active than the OC...

9 Re: Poly bushes on 31st August 2015, 9:23 pm

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People do seem to debate whether its an anti-seize or for use as a lubricant though (depending on brand)

10 Re: Poly bushes on 31st August 2015, 9:24 pm

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@gtir_woody wrote:People do seem to debate whether its an anti-seize or for use as a lubricant though (depending on brand)

We still talking about bushes Laughing

11 Re: Poly bushes on 31st August 2015, 9:30 pm

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Of course not ^ Laughing

12 Re: Poly bushes on 31st August 2015, 9:51 pm

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It is daddyone.... Wink ive seen both white grease and copper come with poly bushes ....


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13 Re: Poly bushes on 31st August 2015, 10:01 pm

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@daddyone wrote:I hate to say this, but this forum is way more active than the OC...
It sure is Wink


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14 Re: Poly bushes on 1st September 2015, 12:48 pm

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I use white as it feels less gritty than the copper on a rubber bush.

15 Re: Poly bushes on 1st September 2015, 12:55 pm

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@Stu wrote:
@daddyone wrote:I hate to say this, but this forum is way more active than the OC...
It sure is Wink
Before anyone says its a snide comment I use both forums and favour none.

I still belive its the friendly atmosphere on here and it still dates back and always will to the way new members got made to feel on the oc. There is a lot of very good info on there and some clever people years of valuable info. 

That said some clever people on here and the info base is always building. I find on here it's very close community and members always willing to travel and help others foc as has happend a lot. Lots of active meets etc and we're all here for a laugh. Yea not everyone is technically minded but we point them in the right directions with opinions not put them down or say you must do .......       Its a good laugh fun place

16 Re: Poly bushes on 1st September 2015, 7:05 pm

Gtirchris


When I fitted my superpro's I used Dow Corning silicone grease specifically for suspension parts as it doesn't dry out, seems to have held up well so far.

http://www.guglielmimotorsport.co.uk

17 Re: Poly bushes on 1st September 2015, 7:22 pm

burrows1980

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18 Re: Poly bushes on 2nd September 2015, 8:08 pm

Gtirchris


That's not it mate, I'll have a look at what it is tomorrow as it's in my toolbox at work and I'll let you know buddy, it took me a while to find a suitable grease that doesn't dry out, I've used this on my daily and it's been ok on there for a couple of years now.

http://www.guglielmimotorsport.co.uk

19 Re: Poly bushes on 8th September 2015, 5:20 pm

Gtirchris


The grease that I used is Molykote Dow Corning 111 compound, silicone grease mate

http://www.guglielmimotorsport.co.uk

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