Rising Sun Member Forums  

Go Back   Rising Sun Member Forums > Toyota 4x4 > General Tech Forum

Reply
 
Thread Tools
  #1  
Old 08-20-2016, 03:11 PM
DouglasVB DouglasVB is offline
Rising Sun Member
 
Join Date: May 2015
Location: Golden, CO
Posts: 998
Default Proper lubricant for new bushings

I have some Energy Suspension Performance Polyurethane Spring Bushings (in fire engine red!) coming from Marlin Crawler for my 1st gen SASed 4runner. I think I read somewhere on the internet a while back that I should be greasing these bushings with special grease, or at least non-petroleum-based grease. All of the bolts on my suspension are greasable and I have been greasing them with whatever is in my grease gun.

What grease should I be using? Is it the same grease as I should be using on my propellor shafts?

__________________
Douglas in Golden
1986 Toyota 4runner with all of the desirable features - The Albino Rhino
1988 Toyota 4runner DLX - Goldilocks has gone to a new home!
1989 Honda Pacific Coast PC800 with custom fuel injection system - Had my fun, removed the EFI, back to carb until I electrify the bike
2004 Subaru Forester XT with 5MT and WRX suspension
KD7YBQ
TLCA #23604
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 08-20-2016, 03:47 PM
DaveInDenver's Avatar
DaveInDenver DaveInDenver is online now
Hard Core 4+
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Larimer County
Posts: 7,813
Default

Super Lube or Energy Suspension's Formula 5 for poly bushings. It's silicone grease with Teflon you're looking for. I prefer the Super Lube because you can get it in standard 16 ounce cartridge tubes for a grease gun and auto parts stores usually will have it. Formula 5 is more tacky and probably better but it's only available in those little packets or tubs, which is pretty much useless for things that have Zerk fittings.
__________________
'91 Pickup - Imelda / '08 Tacoma TRD - Donna
'09 Kawasaki KLR650
'98 Rhygin Juke SS / '12 Gunnar Rockhound 29 / '16 REEB Dikyelous

"Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty. Nobody is able to achieve this completely, but the striving for such achievement is in itself a part of the liberation and a foundation for inner security. " --Albert Einstein
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 08-20-2016, 03:53 PM
DouglasVB DouglasVB is offline
Rising Sun Member
 
Join Date: May 2015
Location: Golden, CO
Posts: 998
Default

Thanks! I ordered a tube of the stuff and will use that with these new bushings.
__________________
Douglas in Golden
1986 Toyota 4runner with all of the desirable features - The Albino Rhino
1988 Toyota 4runner DLX - Goldilocks has gone to a new home!
1989 Honda Pacific Coast PC800 with custom fuel injection system - Had my fun, removed the EFI, back to carb until I electrify the bike
2004 Subaru Forester XT with 5MT and WRX suspension
KD7YBQ
TLCA #23604
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 11:26 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.