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Old 06-13-2008, 06:00 PM
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A mechanic told me to squirt penetrating oil in the LCA bushing

My front drivers side LCA bushing is creaking, just started a few weeks ago. The car was inspected 3 months ago and the mechanic checked all the suspension and said there's no play in the bushings, so they should still be at least okay. He said if the creaking is bothering me to spray some oil in there. I thought that would degrade the rubber bushing? Would silicone spray hurt the rubber? Should I just let it creak?
I plan on addressing the bushings later in the summer, need to line up a spring compressor and some lay-up time for the car.
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Old 06-13-2008, 06:04 PM
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The text on a can of PB Blaster says that it helps restore gaskets and o-rings. I don't think it would hurt that rubber.
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Old 06-13-2008, 06:06 PM
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Penetrating oil is made to free corroded hardware, not as a long term lubricant.
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Old 06-13-2008, 06:17 PM
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Hehe, I should read the side of my penetrating oil can more often.
This isn't a long term solution, really just to make sure that its the bushing that's creaking and to keep it quiet for a few weeks until I can get to it.
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Old 06-13-2008, 06:59 PM
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Silicone is used to revitalize rubber in many instances.

the metal in there that is now oxidized needs to be removed if 'no squeak' is your goal.

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