Trailing arm squeak, bushings and lube. CRX.

Discussion in 'General Motoring' started by Meatman, Apr 5, 2010.

  1. Meatman

    Meatman Guest

    88 CRX. Rear suspension dead...bouncy bouncy bouncy when pushing on
    hatch. Wicked squeak too. Have new non-rubber trailing arm bushings
    (struts, too) and have heard some jibber-jabber about ongoing
    squeaking with new parts like this. Thinking of using 3M Brake Lube
    Anti-Seize Compound (copper stuff, in can with app brush) or the
    Permatex equivalent I saw today. Good idea or not? Recommendations?
    Meatman, Apr 5, 2010
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    jim beam Guest

    my recommendation is to revert back to original rubber bushings -
    urethane is notorious for exactly the problems you describe.. oem, or
    if you want, harder mugen rubber bushings, are available online and a
    quick google search will give you part numbers.
    jim beam, Apr 5, 2010
  3. Meatman

    Meatman Guest

    Let's assume I'm sticking with what I've already purchased...for
    better or worse. What's my best bet to minimize any squeakage? Yeah,
    I just made up a word. Thanks, JB and all. Kevin.
    Meatman, Apr 6, 2010
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    Tegger Guest

    Sil-Glyde; available everywhere.
    Tegger, Apr 6, 2010
  5. Meatman

    Meatman Guest

    <<<Sil-Glyde; available everywhere.>>>

    Tegger, thx for the input for sure! Value your opinion, but do you or
    anyone have any reports or comparison to anything else? I only
    thought of the 3M brake lube or equivalent because the Honda dealer
    gave me a partial can years ago (have been using it forever!) and
    every time I go back to the brakes on my cars, this stuff basically
    never dries up or binds under the usage and heat and water that brakes
    are exposed to. Without the heat and with the added load, I imagined
    it would be perfect for suspension bushings, esp trailing arms. Any
    thoughts, and thanks again. Kevin.
    Meatman, Apr 7, 2010
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    Clete Guest

    Up here in the great white north we use Fluid Film spray quite alot.
    Excellent product.
    Clete, Apr 7, 2010
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    Jason Guest

    Any water-based silicone should be safe, stay away from spray-on
    stuff. Not sure what compounds are used in brake grease, but I've
    been told brakes and sparkplugs (or high-heat metal on metal areas
    under possible sliding friction) only for that stuff.

    - Jason Bugler
    Jason, Apr 8, 2010
  8. Meatman

    Meatman Guest

    Alrighty. Any idea how long any of this stuff lasts? And/or for how
    long it is 100% effective? Thx.
    Meatman, Apr 18, 2010
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