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Old 06-03-2012, 08:41 AM
sorus sorus is offline
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Many thanks to Nordic Kat and Fun2Drive for the guide. I followed the instructions and applied Krytox 205 grease to all the seals (even door seals and the seals in the trunk), and the rubber feels significantly more compliant. Apparently, the rubber seals were never lubricated at the factory or dealership.

For those who are curious, lubricating all the seals in the car used up about half of the 2 oz tube, so about 1 oz altogether, even though I probably used more than is necessary. Doing the top seals alone would have required about 0.5 oz.

A 2 oz Krytox 205 tube goes for about USD 60 at Amazon.com, so it costs about USD 30 to treat the entire car, or about USD 15 to treat the top seals.

After reading more about the lubricant, there is another version in the form of oil instead of grease, Krytox 105, available as well. It seems to be the official VW recommended lubricant for the top seals in their Eos cabriolet.

There is plenty of information about Krytox in this thread:

http://forums.vwvortex.com/showthread.php?3087297

Does anyone have any experience with the oil formula? Is there a reason why grease is recommended in this guide?

Last edited by sorus; 06-03-2012 at 08:46 AM.
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