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MOD75D
Member
posted July 08, 2003 04:47 PM
I have always used the red valvoline grease, part #614 - 1lb tub and #616 - 4lb tub.


MOD75D
Member
posted July 08, 2003 05:25 PM
I know several people that use anti-seize, I have always prefered grease myself. I have always felt grease was a better lubricator then anti-seize, but I dont know the lubrication qualities of anti-seize. The way I have always looked at is, would I run grease in wheel bearings or anti-seize.
Thats just my thinking.


TOOLBOY
Member
posted July 08, 2003 08:19 PM
any of you guys ever tried tri-flow silicone lube on them? not sure if it would work for that or not but we used to use that stuff on our go karts front wheel bearings heck we even had an air compressor seize up on us one time and gave her a shot of that and freed her right up


dirtracer14
Member
posted July 08, 2003 11:38 PM
You aint kidding about Tri-flow..... that is some cool stuff....smells like bananas and works great. I have the D&M sliders and they say not to grease or lube em....but going on my 3rd year with em i shoot some spay lube on em from time to time.....Also i use a bike inner tube with hose clamps around the shaft on the rr to keep the dirt out.


Geffy95x
Member
posted July 09, 2003 10:48 AM
Iv'e got grease fittings on my sliders and i have put tie rod end boots on them attached with hose clamps (makes for a real good seal) and it seems to work quite well with less maintenence.


MOD75D
Member
posted July 09, 2003 05:07 PM
I have found tri-flow hard to find.....i have heard that gun shops have it!


lucky13
Member
posted July 10, 2003 07:29 AM
we used to get it at O'reilly's


MOD75D
Member
posted July 10, 2003 06:14 PM
any kind of silicone lube will work for a short time,ford has some really good caliper slide lube, water wont break it down,wont run away when it's hot ,and dont thin out when hot.but it is pricey though.comes in a black squeeze tube and has a t-handle.


Tom Asmus
Member
posted July 13, 2003 10:53 AM
I use sila-glide on my sliders. We get it at napa.


racer17j
Member
posted July 13, 2003 11:51 AM
75 wd will attract dirt just like grease will


MOD75D
Member
posted July 13, 2003 12:01 PM
Thanks for your help guys. I just have one more question. How often do you guys take them apart and clean them?


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