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Optimoly HT equivalent ?

I am replacing my clutch and the sachs kit I bought had a small packet of what look like lube in the kit. I assume it is the shaft antiseize compound refered to as Optimoly HT in the Bentley manual .
At any rate I lost the packet ane need a local replacement to get my tranny back in this weekend.
I was going to use the permatex copper antiseize ( sparingly) as a substitute . Does anyone know if I would be making a big mistake to use this product ?? Is it thick enough to stay on the shaft ?

Where I live , the Optimoly HT is probably at least week or two away and want to get my car back together asap.
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Optimoly HT is silver antiseize, very similar properties
I use Lubro Moly copper antiseize on everything
the Permatex is probably just fine

But if you must source a local version, try and find some silver antiseize.
Optimoly HT is made by Castrol, you can download their datasheet to compare it to whatever you find.
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the little packet contains high temperature grease. You can get a tube of equivalent grease from another vendor who also has a forum and sells racing parts in souther Calif . It has to be shipped ground, so it takes forever to arrive.
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I use Bosch distributor grease instead of the Optimoly HT. You should be able to find it at a VW shop.
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Before seeing the note about the bosch grease I went ahead and put some permatex copper antiseize on the splines.did I make a major mistake?
I can dissassemble if necessary.
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Optimoly HT is silver antiseize, very similar properties
I use Lubro Moly copper antiseize on everything
the Permatex is probably just fine

But if you must source a local version, try and find some silver antiseize.
Optimoly HT is made by Castrol, you can download their datasheet to compare it to whatever you find.
Optimoly HT is a copper based high temp lube

Optimoly HT
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Before seeing the note about the bosch grease I went ahead and put some permatex copper antiseize on the splines.did I make a major mistake?
I can dissassemble if necessary.
Permatex Copper Anti-Seize is an equivalent product to OptimolyHT.
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Thanks bill
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Before seeing the note about the bosch grease I went ahead and put some permatex copper antiseize on the splines.did I make a major mistake?
I can dissassemble if necessary.
Well done!!!! You did just fine.

Bosch distributor grease is not the correct product for this application.
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The factory manuals also call for Optimoly TA in some applications. Does Permatex have an equivalent for that one too?
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I wonder if you can just use copper antiseize everywhere they call for silver antiseize?
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Just to be clear, this is equivalent to OptimolyHT for the transmission splines, correct ?

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