Dont think polybushes are meant to be greased other than a little to assist in assembly i.e. when pressing in. I thought the whole point of them is that the polyeurathene material is described as self lubricating. If you do decide to fit grease nipples remember that the poly bush isnt intended to move in its housing its the inner crush tube that moves in the poly bush, bear this in mind when fitting the nipples or you will be greasing the wrong area. With greatest respect to your uncle I suspect the beneficial grease nipples on the vehicles refered to will not be lubricating kit car type poly bushes, of course I could be wrong. If you are still unsure ask advice from the people who make the bushes. (and let us know) Cheers Steve
I put grooves and grease nipples in mine to hopefully save on maintenance after.
Mark I trust you dont mean grooves in the outer circumferance of the poly bush as this is suposed to be a tight non moving fit in its housing. I supose you could groove the inner bore but if this was beneficial I am sure they would manufacture that way. Also I think you will need to use a poly specific lubricant not automotive grease. Cheers Steve
I have ordered the red grease, its mean to last longer than any other. I was gonna put some small grooves in the actual crush tube seeing as this is a lot stronger than the bushes which i dont want to weaken by cutting into them. Wayne.
i think.. and its just my little mind, that what were getting at is.. we know that the bush is not a wearing surface and is not designed to move, but from info of moggers, it does and this causes noise, we cant stop it moving, but the movement will cause friction. if we can relieve some of that with a little lube. the inner wearing surface will be dealt with too. i would be intrigued if there is a usable grease which is compatable, ill have a google
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Looked at Powerflex (one of the largest manufacturers) website. They claim polybushes will outlast standard bushes x 10. Cant find any referance to an appropriate grease, I know you can use copperslip on assembly. I stll doubt there is any advantage to installing grease nipples, at least for the first 10 years or 60,000 miles I'm not a fan of unqualified forum advice (especially my own) so will try to contact Powerflex next week and get their advice. As you know we are instucting students how to assemble our own car so I want to make sure we make the right decisions on our own build Cheers Steve
Using grease on bushes depends on the material the bushes are made off. if the bushes are made of nylon it will expand on water alone and jam the movement. If one used a grease type not suitable for the material it could get brittle or very soft. I haven't planned to add grease nipples for now on my tr1ke project but it would be helpfull if RTR would give a proper advice on this subject. I'll send a PM to your MEV dealer to contact RTR (That seems to be the correct route for issues in the Netherlands).
For what its worth - I've been suffering from squeaky bushes from day one. This weekend I noticed that the nuts and bolts keeping them in place were very tight - I've turned them back half a turn and they are now silent... It appears that the squeak was coming from between the mount on the chassis and the outer face of the bush - what a transformation - I hadn't realised how damaging the squeaking was to the driving experience!!
airforceone: Always wanted one, just wasn't sure I had the knowledge to jump straight in at that level hence the rocket. More Than happy to give it a go now. Next Years Project possibly.
May 5, 2013 7:27:20 GMT
kiwicanfly: just seen the Participated button - that's nice
May 5, 2013 8:52:47 GMT
Venom 3 Wheels: Why does it always refresh, I'm looking at something, and its constantly refreshing. How annoying, also, when I reply to a message, why does it then want to Create a message?
May 5, 2013 17:17:39 GMT
Venom 3 Wheels: this forum update is dreadful
May 5, 2013 17:17:56 GMT
Andy Patey: Hi mate I can make it to the show.my brother sadly passed away Saturday
May 6, 2013 13:52:56 GMT
tlight: Just so everyone is aware, Nigel maintains this page on behalf of the MEV OWNERS, not on behalf of the company. He does it in his own, precious time. He could take offence..... (Just sayin')
May 6, 2013 16:54:19 GMT
Steve: New sites always have a learning curve... and messing with SQL stuff is a headache lol.. Ive setup and run forums in the past, PITA The mobile version is somewhat shocking, and always asking for me to buy proboards for the iphone:(
May 6, 2013 18:56:41 GMT
kiwicanfly: I reckon we should therefore get Nigel a Bear Rifle to shoot the one that ate my last post
May 7, 2013 2:55:48 GMT
Oz: If you have trouble with the forum try using Firefox, I had to switch from Internet explorer to get it to work for me. Much better now I can use it again..
May 9, 2013 0:16:32 GMT
froggy999: Think the forum is bang on really, im just grateful that someones taken the time to create this so we can chat and get help etc etc. so thanks! once everyone gets used to it, which isnt hard as its not that different, they'll not notice any difference.
May 9, 2013 7:46:16 GMT
airforceone: I've been using Firefox and still having issues with the pages locking up. Not as bad now as it was when the new site went live so hopefully it will improve the longer it's running.
May 9, 2013 17:46:14 GMT
The Management: Following the Stoneleigh Show and various Owners requesting a 4th Annual Mog'ers Meet, a date has been booked at Curborough of the 13th July 2013, all those wishing to attend should book ASAP to avoid disappointment.
May 11, 2013 12:37:14 GMT
stevieboy: i dont believe it, missed it again, dont fly back from greece till day after, last time flew out day before......grrrrrrrr
May 11, 2013 17:04:15 GMT
tomaff: I am in Barcelona those dates. Shame.
May 12, 2013 20:36:57 GMT
nigel: Come on Mog'ers the Annual Mog'ers Meet is the best event of the year without question yet only seven people have booked so far If there is only one event you take your car to this year then believe me this is the one to go to.
May 19, 2013 7:44:34 GMT