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#4658594 - 02/06/18 11:39 PM Lubricating vehicle door hinges?
Georgiey22 Offline

Registered: 12/30/14
Posts: 223
Loc: California
Own the two vehicles in my sig and this weekend was the first time I have ever lubed the door hinges. I used CRC white lithium grease (spray can).

Do you lubricate your door hinges? If so, how frequently? And what type of grease do you find to be most effective? My wife and I plan to keep these two rigs as long as they will run, so thinking preventative maintenance here.

2016 Toyota 4Runner 4.0L - M1 EP 0W20 w/OEM Filter (19K miles)
2013 Acura TL 3.5L - Mobil 1 AFE 0W20 w/OEM Filter (50K miles)

#4658597 - 02/06/18 11:43 PM Re: Lubricating vehicle door hinges? [Re: Georgiey22]
4WD Offline

Registered: 09/21/10
Posts: 6351
Loc: Texas
I’m doing mine at least twice a year and hit the driver door more often … have messed with spray plenty … but find the telescopic spout on “3 in 1” cans to be more precise … and less run off and resultant dust attraction …

Edited by 4WD (02/06/18 11:46 PM)

#4658599 - 02/06/18 11:46 PM Re: Lubricating vehicle door hinges? [Re: Georgiey22]
Snagglefoot Online   content

Registered: 12/31/17
Posts: 1680
Loc: Alberta
This is what GM recommends to lubricate door hinges. It is silicon with Teflon. Spring and fall.

Edited by Snagglefoot (02/06/18 11:49 PM)

#4658603 - 02/06/18 11:51 PM Re: Lubricating vehicle door hinges? [Re: Georgiey22]
pda1122 Online   content

Registered: 09/22/05
Posts: 234
Loc: Maine, USA
Geez, you guys and your fancy chemicals makes me feel like I’m doing it all wrong. Old fashioned Oiler can with whatever oil is what I’ve been using. Every year or two
'13 Toyota Tundra 5.7-Mobil 1 AFE 0w-20, OEM filter
'08 Hyundai Elantra- Mobil 1 AFE 0w-20, OEM filter
'96RangerR72 90hpJohnson
'03Ski Doo REV600H.O.

#4658606 - 02/07/18 12:04 AM Re: Lubricating vehicle door hinges? [Re: Georgiey22]
Silk Offline

Registered: 07/26/03
Posts: 4547
Loc: New Zealand
This is what I use...

1987 BMW R65 - Penrite V Twin 20/50
2005 Nissan Expert - Gulf Western 10W-40
1996 Volvo T5 - Penrite HPR15 - 15W-60. Ryco syntec filter.

#4658609 - 02/07/18 12:08 AM Re: Lubricating vehicle door hinges? [Re: pda1122]
4WD Offline

Registered: 09/21/10
Posts: 6351
Loc: Texas
HaHa … still doing plenty ‘thicker things” with oil cans … can’t wait for 0w16 to become cheap and fill my old ‘clicker cans’ …!

#4658616 - 02/07/18 12:25 AM Re: Lubricating vehicle door hinges? [Re: Georgiey22]
double vanos Offline

Registered: 08/05/04
Posts: 1884
Loc: 5600 feet elevation, Arizona
I use disposable foam brushes and whatever oil is handy- usually 0w40 or 75w-90. Get the foam saturated, soak the hinge, operate the door a few times then use the same foam brush to soak up the excess.
Sabine Schmitz is the Queen of the 'Ring; Svetlana Kapanina is the Queen of the SKIES...

#4658654 - 02/07/18 02:39 AM Re: Lubricating vehicle door hinges? [Re: Georgiey22]
Driz Offline

Registered: 09/23/07
Posts: 259
Loc: northern NY
On GM trucks it’s all for naught anyways. The more important skill is learning to change those stupid pins before they wallow out the hole. If you don’t youll be changing those pins like you change your socks until you get smart and weld the egged one (top Upper usually) in place. What a design and the updated one is as bad as the first a couple generations ago, just easier to install.

#4658657 - 02/07/18 02:54 AM Re: Lubricating vehicle door hinges? [Re: Georgiey22]
Rick in PA Offline

Registered: 01/04/03
Posts: 3203
Loc: Southeastern, PA
For door and hood hinges, a few drops of SAE 30 from the oiler can every oil change. Never had a hinge fail. Don't forget the hood latch too. On plastic sliders, CRC Super Lube every once in a while.
A wise man told me:
"Heat is your friend." and "Any oil is better than no oil."

#4658665 - 02/07/18 03:40 AM Re: Lubricating vehicle door hinges? [Re: Georgiey22]
Collingwood Offline

Registered: 01/28/18
Posts: 38
Loc: Eastern Seaboard
I suppose that I will be the first to share that I use regular old WD-40 on them. I have made entire tailgates that refused to operate properly when asked to open work like new with the stuff. I use liberal overapplication and simply wipe off what was excess. Doors also open smoother. Window tracks I have not attempted.

I also shoot the key cylinders with it too including some on the key and putting the key in and turning it. Never a bad result yet.

#4658677 - 02/07/18 05:23 AM Re: Lubricating vehicle door hinges? [Re: Georgiey22]
JC1 Offline

Registered: 11/29/08
Posts: 2999
Loc: Oshawa, Ontario Canada
I use fluid film, do it in the fall when I'm spraying the vehicles.

Edited by JC1 (02/07/18 05:24 AM)
2015 Grand Caravan SXT Plus 5w-20 PPPP/Wix Filter
1997 Honda Civic CX 5w-30 PPPP/Mahle Filter

#4658686 - 02/07/18 05:42 AM Re: Lubricating vehicle door hinges? [Re: JC1]
Toto Offline

Registered: 02/10/10
Posts: 374
Loc: Grand Rapids, Michigan
I lubricate my door hinges twice per year and have used many different types of oils/lubricants over the years,and I also include the door gaskets using silicon, I will look for the 3in1 oil 4WD uses, the bottles look cool!

#4658695 - 02/07/18 06:03 AM Re: Lubricating vehicle door hinges? [Re: Georgiey22]
Red91 Offline

Registered: 12/09/13
Posts: 2124
Loc: Alabama, United States
Transmission fluid or PB Blaster.
'89 Chevy 1500
Napa 20/50
'15 Chevy Cruze
AcDelco syn dexos 5/30

#4658742 - 02/07/18 07:22 AM Re: Lubricating vehicle door hinges? [Re: Georgiey22]
SavagePatch Offline

Registered: 05/06/15
Posts: 570
Loc: California
I like Tri-flow. It's like 3-in-1 but with the addition of PTFE (Teflon). Comes with a little straw that fits into the tip for accurate application.

#4658756 - 02/07/18 07:31 AM Re: Lubricating vehicle door hinges? [Re: Georgiey22]
Donald Offline

Registered: 03/21/04
Posts: 20446
Loc: Upstate NY
On some cars you should also oil the gas flap hinge. On my old Camry I opened the flap (it was not opening easily) and it broke off into my hand. It was glued on. After retrieving it from where I had thrown it, I glued it back on the way it had been glued at the factory. It stayed in place and was there when I sold the car.
2015 Subaru Forester 2.5 engine/CVT
2015 Ford F250 w/Powerstroke
2016 Subaru Crosstrek CVT (wife's)

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