Leaf springs bush greasing

Submitted: Wednesday, Aug 14, 2002 at 00:00
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Can anybody give me some idea on how to go about greasing my leaf spring bushes. What grease to use, how to get it in there, etc.

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Reply By: Andew - Wednesday, Aug 14, 2002 at 00:00

Wednesday, Aug 14, 2002 at 00:00
D you mean the shackles and the front bush?.. if so, buy some greasable shackles with grease nipples in them, the front bush doesn't pivot as much as the shackle, so is generally ok as a nolathane or rubber type bush, they usually have a steel centre.
Use a good quality chassis grease, apart from lubrication, regular greasing helps remove and keep out contaminants like water sand and dirt.
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Follow Up By: Dog - Thursday, Aug 15, 2002 at 00:00

Thursday, Aug 15, 2002 at 00:00
Thanks for your speedy response. Outside of taking my vehicle to a suspension specialist, I haven't had a lot to do with suspension. So without sounding to daft, how would one grease up ones suspension without the facilities provided by a greasable shackle.
Basically I have standard leaf suspension on my BJ42 Landcruiser and I want to stop the squeaking without replacing the suspension for now.
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Reply By: John - Thursday, Aug 15, 2002 at 00:00

Thursday, Aug 15, 2002 at 00:00
G'day Dog,

The only way to get grease into the shackles if you don't have grease nipples is to pull the apart - Grease - Reasemble.........
I sujest that you go down to the local 4x4 shop and buy some Greaseable shackles though....
You can buy them seperately without the spring kit. They are a great idea and will quite down your suspension considerably.
Failing that.....buy a can of "Spray" Lithium Grease,....make sure it is the "Lithium" type as it is waterproof and won't wash off.
It comes in a pressure pack can with a small plastic tube to get into tight places. When you first spray it, it is very thin,almost like water, then after a few seconds it thickens up.
Spray a bit between the spring leafs as well.
If you are really keen you could also put some powdered graphite between the spring leafs as well (mind you , this is no easy task).
One more option is to use nylon or nolothane bushes.

Cheers
John
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