[xj-s] RE:Poly. Transmission Mount Bushing install

Yes, you simply press/push very hard hoping not to rip it. Greasing
would be a good idea. Not a different design, same as original rubber
bushing.
Paul Hackbart

Yes, you simply press/push very hard hoping not to rip it. Greasing
would be a good idea. Not a different design, same as original rubber
bushing.

Does John’s Cars provide some of that special red grease for use with
polyurethane? Supposedly, conventional hydrocarbons will attack it.
Whenever I’ve purchased polyurethane anti-sway bar mounts from Addco
they came with a little package of this grease.

– Kirbert | Palm’s Postulate:
| If anything is to be accomplished,
| some rules must be broken.
| – Kirby Palm, 1979From: Paul Hackbart hackbarts@geocities.com

Does John’s Cars provide some of that special red grease for use with
polyurethane? Supposedly, conventional hydrocarbons will attack it.
Whenever I’ve purchased polyurethane anti-sway bar mounts from Addco
they came with a little package of this grease.

Hmmm. Would it be wise to put anything there that conventional
hydrocaarbons will attack? Those areas always seem to get at least a small
supply of black oil all over them…

You said it. This appears to be the reasoning behind some people’s
preference for Delrin steering rack mounts over polyurethane; there
are reports of polyurethane failures, possibly due to hydrocarbon
attack. But I have had John’s Cars rack bushings in my car for a
decade now, until recently it leaked as much as anyone else’s (and
still ain’t leak-free), and they seem to be in fine shape every time
I check them. But, of course, I didn’t deliberately cover them in
grease or oil to install them, which is what is being discussed with
the tranny mount bushing.

– Kirbert | Palm’s Postulate:
| If anything is to be accomplished,
| some rules must be broken.
| – Kirby Palm, 1979From: “Jason D. Korke” jurgen@alphalink.com.au

The best product that I have found over the years for making life easy, when
fitting all types of stubborn and diffcult rubber and elatomeric “wigits”,
is a liberal coating of “Glycerine”.

A 50ml bottle will last a lifetime, can be found at any chemist and it
doesn’t deteriorate rubber.

Regards

BarryL

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