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Caliper Grease for Dielectric Grease #5463418 06/26/20 02:44 PM
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Wanted some thoughts here. I maintain a fleet of Hyster forklifts running Mitsubishi 4cyl engines. We had run into issues after pressure washing them with moisture in the spark plug cavities causing a misfire. I had been using Silglyde on them and it would be almost crusty when I pulled the coils. Switched over to a blue synthetic caliper grease and the problem has largely disappeared. Any long term issues using caliper grease on these? I figured it’s gotta be safe for rubber and can take the heat.

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I’m not sure honestly, i went out and bought a jar of the 3M silicone paste from advance auto but it is pricey. My mechanic friend uses Permatex silicone paste and has good luck with it.

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Use proper silicone dielectric grease for electrical, not thicker silicone paste, and not caliper grease which is not a "thing", rather an application which several different grease formulations could be marketed towards.

More often than not, if a caliper grease is called that instead of silicone paste, it has some undesirable solids like a metal or ceramic in them which you don't want on electrical connections.

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Silglyde is not pure silicone so that is why you may have noticed the difference. Most brake lubes are silicone (Dielectric Grease) based but Silglyde is not.


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Motorcraft XG-3A is listed as a caliper lubricant and dielectric grease.


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Re: Caliper Grease for Dielectric Grease [Re: Creekside] #5463605 06/26/20 06:48 PM
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Sil-Glyde is sold as both a brake lube and dielectric grease. I've been using Dow 111 for both plug boots and brake pin lube(if a special grease isn't called for). The Dow stuff is siloxanes and silica.

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Keep doing what you are doing...

Re: Caliper Grease for Dielectric Grease [Re: bdcardinal] #5463695 06/26/20 09:11 PM
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Originally Posted by bdcardinal
Motorcraft XG-3A is listed as a caliper lubricant and dielectric grease.


That was my main reason for going this way. I’m in a town of 1200 people and dielectric grease in any decent quantity has to be ordered. This brush top can will last a long time.

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Did you buy a true silicone brake/dielectric product or are you using the "blue synthetic caliper grease" you stated in your original post?

Sil-Glyde is a castor oil based lube with a trivial amount of silicone in it. AGS markets a separate grease for dielectric use.

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