MJ: Why Formula 5 Prelube? The local auto parts store suggests using white lithium grease?
Hoyt: The problem with white lithium grease is that it?s not tacky enough, and the light weight of this grease can wash right out of the application. This is why we suggest using our Teflon impregnated, silicone-based Formula 5 Prelube grease. You will notice immediately the grease is incredibly thick and tacky. It sticks to everything! This tacky quality is what makes it great installation grease. It doesn?t squeegee off during installation of the bushing and it lasts a very long time.
MJ: So we have installed the bushing using the Formula V Prelube, what do you suggest for bushing maintenance? Do we need to continue to grease the polyurethane bushings?
Hoyt: Most Polyurethane bushings do not NEED to be greased after initial installation. We do suggest periodic greasing if the bushing is used in a rotational application or in extreme conditions such as off-road use or in snow.
For continued maintenance greasing, Energy Suspension suggests Watercraft or Marine Grease as acceptable substitutes for the Forumla 5 Prelube. These water-proof greases have more tack and will not wash off like lithium grease or assembly lubes.