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You don't want to use motor oil on rubber anyway, (archive)

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Posted by Bill R. on September 29, 2001 at 16:25:58:

In Reply to: Spring to Pad Lubricant? posted by Barthe on September 29, 2001 at 11:03:34:

You would use a rubber lubricant like tire shops use when installing tires.I wouldn't use anything though.
I am changing the rear shocks on my 1993 model 525.

I have obtained new upper mounts but will be reusing the spring upper and lower rubber pads.

I have cleaned off the upper and lower rubber spring pads and the spring itself.

Does anyone use a lubricant between the spring and the upper and lower rubber pads?

On the one hand a little motor oil may help to prevent squeaking but on the other hand the motor oil will attract and hold dirt.

Any comments?





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