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speedjunkie 03-01-2016 02:52 AM

Bushing sleeve rusted to bolt
About a month ago as I was removing my passenger rear upper control arm, I discovered the bolt was rusted into the metal sleeve and I was not able to remove the arm. I installed these SuperPro bushings probably about 8-10 years ago, and they've been doing great other than one little squeak, which I discovered to be this bushing because the sleeve would rotate within the bushing as I was trying to remove the bolt and it would squeak.

I bought replacement arms and all new bushings and I'd like to avoid this problem in the future. I was thinking of lubing up the bolt shank either with the same lube used on the bushings or maybe using anti-seize. What do you guys think would be better, or do you believe one or both would cause a problem? I got a replacement subframe as well so I could get this car back on the road sooner. I don't want to have to go through this again.

C. Ludwig 03-01-2016 07:53 AM


TitaniumTT 03-01-2016 09:14 AM

Definitely anti-seize

djmtsu 03-01-2016 09:23 AM


Fendamonky 03-01-2016 09:41 AM


Originally Posted by djmtsu (Post 325635)

Difference between peanut butter and jam??? :naughty::rofl:

RETed 03-01-2016 12:14 PM

I'd recommend silicone paste.
3M makes a very good one!

You can use this stuff on rubber, polyurethane, metal-to-metal, etc.
Perfect for bushing installs...


C. Ludwig 03-01-2016 02:44 PM


Originally Posted by djmtsu (Post 325635)

This. /thread

TitaniumTT 03-01-2016 03:30 PM


Have actually used Kentucky Jelly for assemble of things

chibikougan 03-01-2016 03:35 PM

Agreed I would use a Copper, Silver, and or Moly fortified anti seize.

Check out Loctite they have a lot of new product too.

speedjunkie 03-02-2016 02:29 AM

Thanks for the input guys! I have two bottles of anti-seize (because I lost the first bottle and bought another before finding the first one lol), but it's Permatex. I'll have to see what's in it. I'm also planning on liberally coating the spindles when I reassemble the rear hubs since my original pieces are rusted together there too. I'm just using it on all the things at this point.

Astro-glide is a close second though.

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