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ArumnDark Nov 26, 5:52pm - #336046 
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Short shifter greasing...

I have the shifter on it's way here (should be here later today, in fact), and I was reading through the install guides...

My question is, what kind of grease do I use to grease it up? and/or is it included? (I figure it's probably not).

Is there a certain brand/type that I should be using?


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Pnoy Nov 26, 6:12pm - #336047 
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if you buy it brand new from an online store then it should come along. i know my B&M came along with a tube.
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LilJones Nov 26, 6:58pm - #336048 

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Its simlare to bearing grease, if it didnt come with any, go to your local hardware store and ask for some good bearing grease, get a little tube cause it doesnt take much.
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ArumnDark Nov 26, 7:44pm - #336049 
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Ok, I'll wait and see then (ordered it new from SupraStore.com)

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eric_h Nov 26, 9:49pm - #336050 

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just use something very think that wont drip off i think, my twm didnt come with grease but my friends dad owns a trucking business so we used some for their bearings and scavenged what i could from the stock shifter

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celi4me Nov 26, 10:04pm - #336051 

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The person I bought my TWM SS off of told me to use Lithium grease. Wal-Mart has it in the automotive section. They sell really small tubes of it.
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Chelica815 Nov 27, 7:43am - #336052 
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Yea same here. The TWM SS does not come with grease. Kind of faulty IMO. Had to get some white lithium grease the tube kind elsewhere.

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Zero Nov 27, 7:45am - #336053 

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some elbow grease. it might be a difficult task installing the shifter.

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I have an auto and i wouldnt know anything about shifter kits. spineyes grin

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Clyde Nov 28, 10:49am - #336054 

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I have a manual but i wouldnt have a clue about shifter kits either.. but you live and learn

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ArumnDark Nov 29, 1:38am - #336055 
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Well, the shifter finally arrived.

Actually, it's been here since Friday, but the post office didn't give it to me. (F'ing post office! angry )

Anyway. We'll see what they gave me when I pick it up tomorrow grin

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qbanprepster21 Nov 29, 3:09am - #336056 
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white lithium

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hephaestus Nov 29, 4:33am - #336057 
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I can't remember the exact grease I used for my short shifter, but it wasn't white lithium. I Used something that is more durable. I believe I used a bushing/bearing grease that was 1000X better than the simple white stuff. I think.
The only reason why I know is because I went to the "bearing" grease first. Some stiff clear stuff and coats like mother giving birth in a Vaseline pool first. I ran out and tried the white lithium. The white stuff didn't even compare to the rest of the stuff I used. It was like water.
Some all purpose red silicone grease for bushings, bearings, etc. should do the job pretty good I guess.
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