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I didn’t grease mine the first time I put mine together but should I put some type of grease on the rubber bushings? I would think reg. grease could attack the bushings so I was thinking some type of silicone grease. What do you guys think?
 

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My mechanic installed a zerk fitting on the z-bar, and I use chassis lube grease. He thought it was a better idea than not to have it lubed at all...
 

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Rubber bushings?....If you are talking about the little balls on either end they should be a hard plastic/nylon type material..These shouldn't need lubed but I can't see how it would hurt.
 

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I just put a light coating of greese on them from whatever was in my grease gun at the time. The z bar from my six cylinder set up did have a zerk fitting on it though.
 

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I got a tube of this Prothane grease for polyurethane bushings, $20 at Summit. It fits in the usual kind of grease gun.

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frdnut said:
Rubber bushings?....If you are talking about the little balls on either end they should be a hard plastic/nylon type material..These shouldn't need lubed but I can't see how it would hurt.
Maybe they are not rubber but they sure aren't little balls. Mine are cracked after 3 years and 2k so I think I'm going to lube them this time.
 

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Yep, I use lithium grease every six months or so. As I recall they are either nylon or delrin or something like that. I haven't replaced them since I assemebled the car in '91 and they looked good last time I cleaned and lubed them.
 
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