1. Ian

    Ian Loyal Comrade

    Hi All,

    In the throws of just re-building all my steering column AND gearchange rubber bushes/fitments, with all new components!!

    Have scanned the german workshop and owners manuals...and nowhere, does it MENTION the CORRECT lubricants, for covering the rubber components, where they contact the steel steering column AND the long, aluminium gearchange rod.

    Years ago, with Renault 4's and Citroen 2cv's A TYPE OF TALCUM POWDER was specified, as it lubricated the rubber/metal, but did NOT allow the rubbers to deteriorate, unlike if petroleum-based products were used.

    Has anyone a definitive answer/specification?!....
  2. Ian

    Ian Loyal Comrade

    In absence of any replys upto now, I am going to bite the bullet and plonk for using red. brake-type grease, which should be ok to use, as it does NOT soften/age rubber seals, etc. .......Here I go!!!!!!!

    If anybody has any belated suggestions, please DO drop me a line though.
  3. Wartburg353W

    Wartburg353W Loyal Comrade

    Well there's silicone grease that won't harm rubber . . . .
  4. Ian

    Ian Loyal Comrade

    Fair enough..hadn't thought of that one!!....Hadn't resorted to applying the red brake syst. grese,....so, may well give the silicone grease a go!

    Many thanks.
  5. RogerDerSchrauber

    RogerDerSchrauber Premium Member Forum Donor

    Just use your basic grease gun lube as you would for tie rod ends. The king pins are covered with rubber boots, same as the steering gear. Shouldn't hurt it.
  6. kev the builder

    kev the builder Loyal Comrade

    I don't think they would have special grease in East Germany they would use what they had but a rubber friendly grease may help with the longevity
  7. Andrewwoey

    Andrewwoey Loyal Comrade

    Red rubber grease.


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