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Old 03-12-2005, 04:14 AM   #1
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Default grease for steering rack bushings?

i have a set of whiteline steering rack bushings, and recently when i went to a local suby shop they told me i might want to add some grease to the bushings.
anyways, will any kind of grease work? likem will your run of the mill kragen stuff be ok?

sorry if this is a retarded question.

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Old 03-12-2005, 09:28 AM   #2
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marine grease? better water resistance..

honestly, i didnt grease mine :\

it doesnt observe the same forces as suspension bushings, but then again an unlubed surface may wear from friction.
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Old 03-12-2005, 11:38 AM   #3
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If the parts aren't meant to move, don't lube them.
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Old 03-12-2005, 11:43 AM   #4
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Your bushings didn't come with grease? There should have been a packet of grease inside of the bag your bushings came in.
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Old 03-12-2005, 12:19 PM   #5
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Your bushings didn't come with grease? There should have been a packet of grease inside of the bag your bushings came in.
A yep. If you've still got the original packaging it should be in there. It's a small flat mini-package and I missed it, initially.
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Old 03-12-2005, 12:34 PM   #6
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If the parts aren't meant to move, don't lube them.
The bushings come with white lithium grease and I would recomend using it, not only does it make the job alot easier but will also keep any squeaks and other noises away. I believe they came with this grease because they are not rubber and are pretty hard poly.

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Old 03-12-2005, 12:56 PM   #7
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I dont like white lithium on poly, I prefer Phil Woods Grease.....

(sold in many bicycle shops around the country.)
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Marine grease or Phil Wood for me as well. Some say they don't need to lube them, Whiteline includes grease with the kit. What do you think its there for? I always lube them when installing them. Poly needs to be lubed to prevent noises.
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yah i actuallly lost the white lube stuff... i literally have no idea how either.
thanks for the input ill be on the lookout for phil wood or marine grease.
much thanks !
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Old 03-12-2005, 10:34 PM   #10
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yah i actuallly lost the white lube stuff... i literally have no idea how either.
thanks for the input ill be on the lookout for phil wood or marine grease.
much thanks !

You can email whiteline and they'll send you replacement grease right away for free. My alk kit's grease got punctured. I emailed whiteline and they sent me some replacements for free.
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Wow, thanks for the info hopefully i will get the same treatment !

Michael.
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white lithium is my drug of choice
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Wow, thanks for the info hopefully i will get the same treatment !

Michael.

Whiteline's customer service is second to none.

No doubt.


....and if you don't grease poly bushes, they will wear through if there is any realtive motion beteen components.
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