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..........Just crawled out from under my 2003 3500 and Thought I ask for recommendation(s)on a product too lubricate all rubber bushings on the front suspension ??? Truck only has 51k miles but age becomes a significant factor after a few years . , thanks , jf


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Posted: 02/23/12 12:45pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

My understanding is they are not to be lubricated as oil attracts dirt and can prematurely wear them out.

If they are worn past a certain point (cracking, etc.) just replace them.

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NewsW wrote:

My understanding is they are not to be lubricated as oil attracts dirt and can prematurely wear them out.

If they are worn past a certain point (cracking, etc.) just replace them.



............Ok , I'll just let'um wear themselves , out ! , thanks , jf

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NewsW wrote:

My understanding is they are not to be lubricated as oil attracts dirt and can prematurely wear them out.

If they are worn past a certain point (cracking, etc.) just replace them.



............Ok , I'll just let'um wear themselves , out ! , thanks , jf

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On a serious note, I put regular DOT3 Brake Fluid (from the Dolar Store) in a spray bottle. I do all my underneath rubber part on a regular basis. Bushing, mud flaps, hoses, anything I can reach with a spray bottle. DOT3 brake fluid the best product I know fo for thos parts. They get dirt and mud on them anyway. One you have done it a time or too, the mud sprays off much easier. I found this out by using it on the inner plastic fender wells of my Jeep.

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Posted: 02/23/12 02:05pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Spray silicone lube.


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02 Dodge 2500 5.9L Cummins, 3.55
07 Dodge 3500 SRW Mega 5.9L Cummins, 3.73
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Posted: 02/23/12 02:14pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

303 Aerospace Protectant

I spray that stuff on anything synthetic/rubber/etc whenever I'm down there
changing oil/filter and/or greasing the zerks

Door gaskets about 2 times a year. About time again and must leave
the doors open so as to NOT compress the door gaskets. It renews
them and the windage is less. It takes an hour or more to cure fully

Ditto spray black primer/finish paint whenever down there onto anything metal
that even looks like metal

I keep my vehicles till the wheels fall off or can't/won't fix them anymore

Careful with brake fluid...it is one of the best paint removers I know of


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1980 Chevy Silverado C10/long bed/"BUILT" 5.7L/3:73/1 ton helper springs/+329Kmiles, bought it from dad...
1998 Mazda B2500 (1/2 ton) pickup, 2nd owner...
Praise Dyno Brake equiped and all have "nose bleed" braking!
Previous trucks/offroaders: 40's Jeep restored in mid 60's / 69 DuneBuggy (approx +1K lb: VW pan/200hpCorvair: eng, cam, dual carb'w velocity stacks'n 18" runners, 4spd transaxle) made myself from ground up / 1970 Toyota FJ40 / 1973 K5 Blazer (2dr Tahoe, 1 ton axles front/rear, +255K miles when sold it)...
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ib516 wrote:

Spray silicone lube.


For sure the correct product for the OP and doesn't have the potential to remove paint like DOT 3 Brake Fluid.

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