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Old 03-26-2011, 08:52 PM
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Originally Posted by boatbob2
Hi,i keep hearing about assembly lube,ive built probably 100 to 150 engines,the ONLY thing i have used for lube is STP...
While I wouldn't use straight STP, in this case STP IS "assembly lube". It doesn't have to be something marketed as such- it can be 'whatever', as long as it has enough viscosity to stay put for however long the engine will remain stored before it's started. I got a 12-pack of assembly lube from Cleveite a long time ago, I still use it on crank and cam bearings/journals.

I have zero problem using Lubriplate as an assembly lube. I DO have a problem w/using Lubriplate on cam lobes and lifter bottoms to break in a performance cam and lifters. And I wouldn't use moly lube (the thick, black lube often used to break in cams) on crank or cam bearings and journals. But that's me.
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