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Which cam lube to use for rebuild?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by foampile, Aug 30, 2015.

  1. Aug 30, 2015 at 8:14 PM
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    I'm bias to ARP assembly lube. Torco is another good choice IMO
     
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    Any name brand assembly lube is just fine. It just provides protection for the short time during initial startup until the engine lubrication system gets up to pressure and flow.

    As I stated many years ago we just used STP Oil Treatment ( honey ) for assembly lube.
     
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    I know about the assembly (or break-in) lube but someone told me to use a different substance on cams only, something that is thicker than oil, almost like lithium based grease. they said that was better than assembly lube for cams.
     
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    assembly lube is not break in oil. the brad penn stuff i listed is break in oil.
    assembly lube? like stated above, the stuff you listed, STP, i used to use lucas oil stabilizer and engine oil 5050 mix.
     
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    Assembly lube will be just fine. You're not breaking in your cams. You just need something there until the oil can get circulated and displace it.
     
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    Permatex makes fine products imo. Now get that thing back together, I'm getting impatient! :)
     
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    Somebody was full of shit, to be blunt. All assembly lubes that I have used is thicker than oil.

    Did you replace the Cam Bearings? If no I would go with any name brand assy lube and let it roll,
     
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