Grease for DMS coilovers

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I'm about to service my suspension and I was wondering if anyone had an alternative grease as opposed to the DMS grease. It's fairly expensive at $90 a pack (which is enough for two coilovers).
 
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Where abouts on the strut ? If just the spring perches, I'd use a good calcium sulphonate thickened grease (marine grease) on the threads as it resists water washout well and resists rust of the body threads. If on the main body bushes, I have no idea what their grease may be, but I'd be looking at probably a calcium sulphonate complex grease with 3-5% moly, something like one of CAT's heavy machinery greases, particularly their 'Desert Gold' grease which uses a synthetic base oil and is formulated for high temps/high loads. (there can be very high bending loads on an inverted strut body and I'm guessing the damper body runs in a DU bush inside the lower strut ?? ) $90 is a lot of moolah for a small amount of grease
 

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Sorry, it's for inside the strut body between the teflon bushings. I'll look into the CAT "Desert Gold Grease, thanks!
 
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MoS2 mightn't be the best thing to use with PTFE, hopefully someone like Bruce or Mola can chime in here. Perhaps something like Redlines CV2 which uses a soluble moly for load carrying ?
 

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MoS2 and PTFE are quite compatible. In fact, I've seen some modern bushings formulated with both compounds together.
 

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I've been wondering if Redline CV-2 would work, or Amsoil GHB. I picked up a tub of valvoline syn-power but I'm not sure if I should use that. I do have enough of the factory DMS grease to service everything one time, but I would like to find a less expensive alternative. Is there any place to order the CAT Desert Gold online? It seems that the only place to obtain it is to get it from a CAT dealer.
 

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Thanks! I called my local CAT dealer and ordered a tube. Any other suggestions or comments or recommendations?
 

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That's what I've found out also. I have not been able to find out more details about the grease itself. It's stated as 100% synthetic, but no info on what kind of base nor additives. I'm just wondering if it would be safe to use with the PTFE bushings. I just found this site with some more info: http://www.gccorp.com.au/automotive/product_info.php?products_id=336 Looks like good stuff. Considering it's 3x as expensive as the valvoline synpower, I really don't have a problem purchasing it as it's still far less expensive than the DMS grease.
 
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Neo is excellent, the base oil is generally di-ester. I used their products fifteen years ago when racing and at the time their wheel bearing and CV joint greases were superior to anything else on the market for race use.
 
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 Originally Posted By: Kestas
MoS2 and PTFE are quite compatible. In fact, I've seen some modern bushings formulated with both compounds together.
Thanks Kestas.
 
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