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Re: What is the lube of choice?


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Products for your Boxster, Cayman and Carrera.
...For greasing the starter input shaft to remove the squeak (or bark) at start up?

(What did you think I was asking about??)eye popping smiley

dghii 2000 Boxster S 6speed 112k miles
... first with PB Blaster (penetrating) then with WD-40 (water displacement) and finally spray it with a Teflon spray lubricant.
Happy Boxstering,
Pedro

Pedro Bonilla 1998 Boxster 986 - 293,000+ miles: http://www.PedrosGarage.com
PCA National Club Racing Scrutineer - PCA National HPDE Instructor - PCA Technical Committee (Boxster/Cayman)

Racecar spelled backwards is Racecar
"Racing is life. Anything before or after is just waiting" ... Steve McQueen as Michael Delaney in "LeMans"
"If you wait, all that happens is that you get older"... Mario Andretti
"Being second is to be the first of the ones who lose" ... Ayrton Senna
I also use PB Blaster, but follow it up with white lithium grease spray.

“Anything really new is invented only in one’s youth. Later, one becomes more experienced, more famous – and more stupid.” - Albert Einstein
I originally used the white lithium grease, but found that it would pick up a lot of dirt and grime.
Switched to teflon lubricant and now the shaft remains cleaner.
Happy Porsche-ing,
Pedro



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 01/12/2011 01:38PM by Pedro (Weston, FL). (view changes)

Pedro Bonilla 1998 Boxster 986 - 293,000+ miles: http://www.PedrosGarage.com
PCA National Club Racing Scrutineer - PCA National HPDE Instructor - PCA Technical Committee (Boxster/Cayman)

Racecar spelled backwards is Racecar
"Racing is life. Anything before or after is just waiting" ... Steve McQueen as Michael Delaney in "LeMans"
"If you wait, all that happens is that you get older"... Mario Andretti
"Being second is to be the first of the ones who lose" ... Ayrton Senna
Thank you!
dghii - 8 years ago
I had a squeak at start up all last year. My belt is less than 2 years old and didn't exhibit the noise when installed (nor did the old belt). I've checked WP and tensioner pulleys but didn't find anything amiss. I even put the old belt on but still heard the noise.

As this topic has come up lately, I thought I'd investigate again. Lately, I have not heard the noise when I start the car. The only difference is that it has been unseasonably cold here in Northwest Florida.

I'll keep listening.....

dghii 2000 Boxster S 6speed 112k miles
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