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Old 09-25-2007, 11:08 AM
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Old 09-25-2007, 08:18 PM
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Thanks for the info, Ron! There is a directly conflicting guide on Pelicanparts.com that encourages using quite a lot of grease in those places along with others. That seems like it would be asking for sludge to build up over the next thousand miles and potentially increase wear.

I will follow Randy's lead and use a very light coating of grease in the above recommended areas.
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Old 09-25-2007, 09:27 PM
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I will follow Randy's lead and use a very light coating of grease in the above recommended areas.
Why not use the BMW recommended grease.
If you want, I will sell you one of mine for retail. $5.70 plus $5.25 priority mail with tracking. Should see it Friday or Saturday.
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I'm into my fourth (4th) decade of doing clutch jobs; nothing's changed.

Certainly good information for anyone with less experience.

I wonder how the Esso formulation would compare to the Dow-Corning Molybdenum I've been using? Amazing how long a tube of that will last; mine came from the refineries in California, and I left there in 1980...
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Old 09-25-2007, 10:36 PM
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I'm into my fourth (4th) decade of doing clutch jobs; nothing's changed.

Certainly good information for anyone with less experience.

I wonder how the Esso formulation would compare to the Dow-Corning Molybdenum I've been using? Amazing how long a tube of that will last; mine came from the refineries in California, and I left there in 1980...
Been posting that info for many months.

I got three of the BMW ones somehow.
Not planning to do a clutch change anytime soon.
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Old 09-26-2007, 05:37 AM
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Why not use the BMW recommended grease.
If you want, I will sell you one of mine for retail. $5.70 plus $5.25 priority mail with tracking. Should see it Friday or Saturday.
$11.61 via paypal.
I wish I had thought to ask you about that as well as the carrier bushings when my bearing initially went out. All my parts arrived from Max yesterday so I am hoping to have the car put back together tonight. The roadster is my daily driver, so the sooner I can stop mooching rides from my buddies, the better.
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