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Old 08-06-2018, 06:18 PM   #1
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I just put good rebuilt shocks on the front of my car and then oiled the spring with oil from the crankcase. A friend questioned my choice of oil. I thought I read that here on fordbarn but now I can't find it. Did I just screw up?
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Old 08-06-2018, 06:22 PM   #2
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I just put good rebuilt shocks on the front of my car and then oiled the spring with oil from the crankcase. A friend questioned my choice of oil. I thought I read that here on fordbarn but now I can't find it. Did I just screw up?
No, any old oil lubricates better than rust. Some people, myself included have used all sorts of fancy stuff but they all do the same thing.
Drive on and enjoy your car, I say.
The only downside to using a wet lubricant is that dirt will stick to it. I have fitted covers to the springs on my ost used cars.
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No, any old oil lubricates better than rust. Some people, myself included have used all sorts of fancy stuff but they all do the same thing.
Drive on and enjoy your car, I say.
The only downside to using a wet lubricant is that dirt will stick to it. I have fitted covers to the springs on my ost used cars.
Synchro & Ian, how did you apply the oil to springs in situ? Does it draw itself into the gaps by capillary action?
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Synchro & Ian, how did you apply the oil to springs in situ? Does it draw itself into the gaps by capillary action?
I made myself a hardened "spike" like a hollow screw driver and a grease nipple on the side. The spike ius driven in between the leaves and oil or grease pumped in. Even an ordinary screw driver would open the leaves enough to squirt in some oil, I think. It will work its way along the leaves as you go.
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Old 08-06-2018, 10:43 PM   #5
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Kroil has a product that is designed to travel horizontally between the leaves.
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Old 08-07-2018, 01:54 AM   #6
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Kroil has a product that is designed to travel horizontally between the leaves.
Is this it? https://www.ebay.com/itm/Kano-Kroil-...0AAOSwOBBbT34h
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Old 08-07-2018, 08:00 AM   #7
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Slip plate paint is what I use
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Old 08-07-2018, 08:14 AM   #8
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They used to make a tool for spreading the leaves:
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No...That appears to be their"flagship" product. Penophyte is their product for applying to assembled spring packs. Hope this helps.
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Old 08-07-2018, 11:29 AM   #10
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If a person is running without shocks , it is probably best not to oil the springs or it will bounce real bad .
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Old 08-07-2018, 11:57 AM   #11
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Hoogha,


With the car supported with jack stands under the frame, wheels off, and a floor jack under the front end, lower the front end as far as the shocks will allow. With the weight off the front end, the spring will relax and easy to squirt your favorite lube between the leaves. This is also the best time to grease king pins and shackles.


Same technique works for the rear.


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