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post #1 of 11 Old 10-23-2021, 03:01 PM Thread Starter
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Addco bar squeak

As many know, poly bushings on the Addco bar squeak as all polys seem to. And while lubing them and greasable bushings help it usually is pretty temporary. While servicing my human powered 2 wheeler I had a "light on" moment regarding the squeaky bushings on the Jeep. If there are any bike wrenches on here you know that the fool proof way to prevent a bottom bracket from creaking is to wrap the threads with Teflon tape. For the non wrenches here the bottom bracket is the assembly the crank spindle rides in, it is threaded into the frame. Seems no matter how much it gets lubed after a while they will start to creak at the thread/frame interface, wrapping the threads with Teflon tape solves the problem completely. I applied this to the bushings on the sway bar mounts using yellow tape meant for gas lines, it is thicker than the white plumbers variety. After wrapping the bar with tape where the bushing wraps around it I slathered the whole mess in silicone grease and reassembled it. So far it has stayed quiet longer than any other method I have tried.

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I put greasable bushings in. Some have installed them and said they still squeek but keep in mind not all grease is the same. I haven't had any noise issues with mine in the year since I put them in.

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I had tried every lube known to keep poly happy, never lasted more than a month.
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Whatta great idea!! I’ve not had my front nor rear addco /poly bushings squeak BUT…. This is one of those helpful ideas to stick back in your head for sometime down the road!!! Thx!!!
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That pic gives a good idea what us rust belt dudes and ladies have to deal with, that Addco bar has only been on there one winter, look at the paint...

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I noticed the rust before I noticed the tape.

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I noticed the same thing @WJ60 noticed...

Also noticed you donít have OEM control arms...

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This will be the last winter I drive it, next winter will be a beater with a heater OR I'll be Florida, parents are down there and they are getting WAY up there in years. For this winter I have liberally coated the undercarriage, particularly all those new parts under there, with CRC Marine Corrosion Inhibitor. Pretty much Cosmoline in a spray can.
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I grew up in farm country of NYS. I’ve seen more auto cancer than I can handle. I’d NEVER move back. It’d crush me seeing my cars/trucks etc rust away from under me. No matter how much they were paying me. Couldn’t do it.

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For this winter I have liberally coated the undercarriage, particularly all those new parts under there, with CRC Marine Corrosion Inhibitor. Pretty much Cosmoline in a spray can.
Will that stuff survive an underbody flush at the car wash?

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It stays on pretty darn good. I checked out a few comparison videos vs other brands, particularly Fluid Film and the CRC stayed put the best and provided the best corrosion protection. "Project Farm" is a pretty cool channel comparing things, the guy really gets deep into the comparison process and the CRC won the battle.
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