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Greasing Coil Springs? #742819
November 17th 2018 11:04 am
November 17th 2018 11:04 am
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Recently we removed the coil springs we had put into our van about four years ago. Our main observation was that the lower two turns of the springs were heavily rusted while the rest of the spring was unaffected.

These lower two sit in the 'pocket' on the lower control arms and are at the bottom of the tower so perhaps that in conjunction with their proximity to the road has something to do with it. ** The 'pocket' of the control arm was not rusted so it was just the coil springs.

Before we put in the new coil springs we have put three layers of paint on them but got to thinking....

Perhaps we could coat these lower few turns on the coil springs with some grease when we install them and that would help shed moisture and other stuff.

Would there be any reason that putting a coating of grease on this lower section where it sits and meets up with the lower control arm would be a bad idea or cause a problem?

Thoughts?


Nicole
1988 Dodge B250 5.9l 360 Ram CamperVan / 727 Tranny / Rochester Quadrajet Carb
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Re: Greasing Coil Springs? [Re: nikothenomad] #742824
November 17th 2018 11:43 am
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IMO, grease will allow dirt and dust to stick and collect. (Annie's never been scared of dirt roads).
Maybe some rust conversion paint? After all, they were there for a lot of years and only got rusty.

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Re: Greasing Coil Springs? [Re: nikothenomad] #742825
November 17th 2018 11:58 am
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CatFish... I had considered the dirt and dust issue. Got plenty of extra layers of paint on them and the control arms so maybe I'll just go with that and let it be. Last ones I put in I didn't put any extra paint on them but these I decided to.


Nicole
1988 Dodge B250 5.9l 360 Ram CamperVan / 727 Tranny / Rochester Quadrajet Carb
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