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Old 08-02-2008, 11:47 PM
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assembly lube?

What kind of assembly lube would you recommend?

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I always use the white (104?) lube available at most parts stores. Comes in a good sized squeeze tube.

ALWAYS use the required CAM assembly lube on the cam.
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I was talking to a machinist friend about this and he says NOT to use white lithium grease in the engine. I know all us older guys used it all the time but his reason was because the white grease has a much higher melting point than the normal operating temp. of oil. He said he's seen it packed into oil passage ways and end up starving bearings because it just can't squeeze out fast enough to get the oil flowing. Food for thought I guess.

His suggestion is the Red Permatex assembly lube or eqv. on bearings and the good moly paste on flat tappet cam bottoms and cam lobes.
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http://store.summitracing.com/partde...5&autoview=sku

That's the stuff I like. Melling also makes it, it's red and it's probably the same as the permatex stuff and some others, don't know since I haven't seen that personally. Shouldn't have to mail order, my local machine shop carries it.
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I used to use the white lube, but if I am putting a engine together that will not be sitting during a long built, I just use oil.
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I'v always used it and it worked fine, I always prime my motors.

as long as you only use it on the bearings and the valve train, then run the primer till oil comes thru all the pushrods.
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I always use the white (104?) lube available at most parts stores. Comes in a good sized squeeze tube.

ALWAYS use the required CAM assembly lube on the cam.
That's Lubriplate #105.

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Old 08-04-2008, 09:50 PM
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That's Lubriplate #105.

tom
Could NOT remember that......I looked at it today at work. Great stuff, I keep it around for lubing the garage doors and misc stuff.
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