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    So I'm figuring my way through the setup of an eTap HRD situation, and 'DOT compatible grease' is called for when connecting the hose with the shifter. I've been looking around for info on this, and have found precious little, other than to get a tub of that SRAM Dot stuff. Potentially in lieu of that stuff, I have Park Poly Lube 1000, and Finish Line Teflon stuff, but I can't figure whether this is okay to use on the threadings for that hose/shifter interface. Normally I'd just use one of those two and go forth with confidence, but this whole hyrdraulic situation has me triple-checking my choices.

    Any thoughts on this? (as I stare at my bike longingly, hoping to finish it up today...)
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    Default Re: DOT Grease?

    This is a bit political however....go to a auto parts store and get a small tube of silicone dielectric grease. If you want to play ball with the mfg. Castrol Red Rubber Grease (amazon) will do the trick.
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    Default Re: DOT Grease?

    2nd the Castrol Red Rubber grease from auto parts store. The SRAM is a bit pricey.
     

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    Thank you gentlemen. Gonna pursue this line of inquiry as suggested. TO THE STORE!!!! (tomorrow)
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    Default Re: DOT Grease?

    Another vote for it.

    My little pot of Castrol Red comes from my uncle (car mechanic) who told me "never reassemble hydraulic pistons without lubrication", and was damn right.
    It is also very good for lubricating the threads of all other banjo/inline joints.
    Andrea "Gattonero" Cattolico, head mechanic @Condor Cycles London


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