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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old Jul 5th, 10, 02:43 PM Thread Starter
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Hotchkis Leafs Squeaking

Hi guys-

The rear bushings on my Hotchkis leafs are squeaking like crazy. I'm going to have the gas tank out next week for replacement, and would like to apply some lube to the bushings while they're easily accessible. Any recommendations on lube type and which parts of the bushings to lube would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance!


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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old Jul 5th, 10, 05:33 PM
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Re: Hotchkis Leafs Squeaking

Al..this is what I used. http://www.summitracing.com/parts/PTP-19-1751/
I lubed the bushings,the sleeves in the frame,the bolts and the shackles
where they meet the bushings.And don't forget the spring eyes.

" Some like it Hot, I like it Red "... Sammy Hagar
'69 Coupe...Red of course!


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Re: Hotchkis Leafs Squeaking

Thanks Bob!


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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old Jul 6th, 10, 08:13 AM
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Re: Hotchkis Leafs Squeaking

I'll assume you are using the poly bushing that came with the springs. One of the biggest problems is that when you press the bushings in a majority of the lube comes out. An old fart I used to auto-cross Porsches with 25+ years ago taught me a trick that works really well. Take a hacksaw blade and make 6-8 scores on the length of the bushings (inside and out) just to the depth of the teeth on the blade. This gives the grease a place to stay when the bushings go in. Does not hurt the bushings at all and keeps them nice and quiet.

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(sold June 15,2014) 1968 RS convertible that is not quite stock

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