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Join Date: Aug 2016
Location: Near Annaolis Md . along the Severn River in the woods.
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rubber bushing replacement lube

I'm not a 'real' mechanic but I try to research the correct way to do things.

Rubber bushings in control arms, sway bars, etc . need a lube to be pressed in. I have always used brake fluid - recently - on the garageistic site they claim that real grease - lithium- be used. Also people say to use soap.

Correct answer (IMHO) is brake fluid and to bolt up the new bushing in the position it will assume during driving.

It seems that soap or grease would not dry out like (alcohol based) brake fluid and reduce the grip of the bushing.

Could a 'real' mechanic comment - my front end ('89 325is) is done but the rear end will be the next big job..
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