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Old September 17th, 2012, 03:18 AM
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Silicone Grease vs Petroleum Jelly

Does anyone know why the workshop manual recommends petroleum jelly and specifically states not to use silicone grease?
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Old September 17th, 2012, 06:22 AM
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Which operation are you referring to? And thanks for the straight line opener, but I'll pass on the obvious wisecrack.
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Old September 17th, 2012, 12:21 PM
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Haha.

Well the manual refers to: "Battery lugs; Earthing surfaces where paint has been removed"

I'm imagining stuff like that and other misc electrical connections, bulb sockets, etc.
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Probably because some silicone grease is electrically conductive. I use dielectric silicone grease on electrical connections because it's not conductive.
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Ah, I assumed by "silicone grease" the manual was referring to dielectric silicone grease...which is why I was confused.
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For battery lugs I use a big honking wad of the red bearing grease and pack as much as I can around them.
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Ah, I assumed by "silicone grease" the manual was referring to dielectric silicone grease...which is why I was confused.
No, dielectric is what you want.
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