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#4672754 - 02/21/18 07:34 AM Grease for Telescopic/Tilt Screws Lexus LS430?
Gebo Offline


Registered: 09/18/02
Posts: 2079
Loc: VA
My Tilt/Telescopic Motors are acting up on my '05 LS430. This is a problem area for this particular model. It appears a very inexpensive bushing (45768) will help with the tilt so I am gonna give it a try. I read in a bunch of write-ups where they are simply spraying white lithium grease on the gears for lubrication. I also read where the correct grease to use is "Lexus Lithium Disulfide Body Grease." Do any of you know what I should use to lubricate these gears?
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#4672772 - 02/21/18 07:58 AM Re: Grease for Telescopic/Tilt Screws Lexus LS430? [Re: Gebo]
JHZR2 Offline



Registered: 12/14/02
Posts: 41768
Loc: New Jersey
If they have a specific grease, they probably have a good reason.

Otherwise I'd consider the Dow Molykote range.

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#4673235 - 02/21/18 01:04 PM Re: Grease for Telescopic/Tilt Screws Lexus LS430? [Re: Gebo]
bmwpowere36m3 Offline


Registered: 04/29/07
Posts: 671
Loc: Connecticut, USA
Are the gears metal or plastic?

I imagine any No2 grease will likely do fine... lithium, aluminum, calcium, polyurea, etc... I'd probably only avoid moly or silicone.

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#4673243 - 02/21/18 01:09 PM Re: Grease for Telescopic/Tilt Screws Lexus LS430? [Re: Gebo]
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Registered: 01/02/04
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The tilt/telescope gears use Toyota Body Grease W aka Molykote YM-103 grease which is $40-50 at the dealer for a 50g bottle. Appears to be a PAO-based grease thickened with PTFE. Molykote 33 is also used in plastic gears but that's a silicone-based lithium grease.

I'd feel better using the Molykote stuff. I used Tri-Flow PTFE bike grease when I did that repair on a older LS400 but that grease was too stiff for the job at hand.

https://www.chempoint.com/products/catalog/dow-corning/molykote-greases/molykote-pao-greases

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#4678785 - 02/26/18 02:21 PM Re: Grease for Telescopic/Tilt Screws Lexus LS430? [Re: Gebo]
Gebo Offline


Registered: 09/18/02
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Loc: VA
Well, I just got my grease. Toyota part #08887-02007 or Molykote YM-102

$44 for 50 g. Only the finest of wheat....

FYI if you care as I realize most of you don't grin



Thanks nthach for steering me in the right direction!
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'98 LEX LS400 280K
'00 LEX GS300 195K
'02 4Runner 225K
'05 Lex LS430 85K
'06 Toyota Highlander 145K
'09 Lex IS350 85K


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#4678788 - 02/26/18 02:23 PM Re: Grease for Telescopic/Tilt Screws Lexus LS430? [Re: nthach]
Gebo Offline


Registered: 09/18/02
Posts: 2079
Loc: VA
Originally Posted By: nthach
The tilt/telescope gears use Toyota Body Grease W aka Molykote YM-103 grease which is $40-50 at the dealer for a 50g bottle. Appears to be a PAO-based grease thickened with PTFE. Molykote 33 is also used in plastic gears but that's a silicone-based lithium grease.

I'd feel better using the Molykote stuff. I used Tri-Flow PTFE bike grease when I did that repair on a older LS400 but that grease was too stiff for the job at hand.

https://www.chempoint.com/products/catalog/dow-corning/molykote-greases/molykote-pao-greases


Thank you for pointing me in the right direction!
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'98 LEX LS400 280K
'00 LEX GS300 195K
'02 4Runner 225K
'05 Lex LS430 85K
'06 Toyota Highlander 145K
'09 Lex IS350 85K


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