Synthetic lubricants engineered to improve the functionality, reliability, and longevity of chassis related automotive components, most notably steering and suspension systems although we a superb pedigree and level of success in steering mechanism lubrication. An insight into the typical chassis component lubrication applications:
Ball Joints. Tight-fitting, ball-and-socket designs are subject to dynamic motion in almost every direction. Lubricants within the ball joint must be able to withstand extreme environmental conditions, engine heat, jolts on rough surfaces, and continuous micro-motion on smooth roads. Contemporary ball joints are designed without grease fittings, so the initial fill must provide lifetime lubrication. Wide temperature, water and salt water resistant synthetic greases are recommended. Product suggestion – Fluorocarbon Gel 880.
Shock Absorbers & Struts. Contemporary suspension systems can be customised as never before. Yet at low temperatures, traditional shock absorber fluid may become too viscous to pass though the valves that control the fluid level and adjusts the stiffness of the suspension. A very low viscosity synthetic fluid with temperature range to -60°C is recommended for servicing adjustable suspension systems.
Struts – Nye Synthetic Oil 148G
Jounce Bumper – Fluorocarbon Gel 880 & Rheolube 393
Brakes. Bearings, pistons, and lead screws in anti-lock braking systems are constantly exposed to brake fluid. EPDM rubber seals and O-rings also pose potential compatibility problems when exposed to some synthetic oils and greases. Silicone and polyglycol greases provide the compatibility, wear protection, and temperature requirements to meet the demands in these applications.
Parking Brake Cable – Fluorocarbon Gel 990A
Brake Caliper Pins – Fluorocarbon Gel 990A
ABS Bearings & Pistons – UniFlor 8512
Stabiliser bushings must maintain a tight fit with the stabiliser bar and control arms, while exposed to high under bonnet temperatures. Such temperatures combined with constant changes in force and stress tend to dry the rubber. Silicone greases can be used for these bushings, offering material compatibility, superior water washout characteristics and aiding in assembly.
Stabiliser Bushings – Fluorocarbon Gel 880
Steering – go to the steering category.
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