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Old 05-30-2002, 01:00 PM
Fimum Fit
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A point to remember, again

rubber suspension bushings are not supposed to slide on the metal parts which they touch -- all the movement is supposed to be absorbed by compression and tension within the body of the rubber itself. Therefore, when they start to squeeeeeeek, they have hardened beyond proper usefulness and should be replaced, not lubed. Lubricating good new bushings just defeats their design, except to use a tire-mounting type solution (designed to evaporate away without leaving any slippery residue) to ease getting them squeeeezed into place during assembly, but if you do have some that are overdue for replacement, go ahead and lube them to get rid of the squeeeeek, but be aware that it will just finish the wear-out process faster.
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