Component First Fill Lubrication

Expert solutions to help you to achieve reliability, consistency and competitiveness in the automotive market.

Castrol’s Liquid Engineers recognise that the automotive industry is always changing and component producers are looking for solutions to ensure trouble free long term lubrication.

We also know there are higher demands with new applications, new materials and more severe conditions and environmental issues to deal with.

Our knowledge of the automotive industry is built on years of experience, which is why we consider ourselves at the forefront in working with organisations when it comes to developing products that meet their current and future needs.  As lubricants continue to play a vital role in ensuring the smooth operation of vehicles on the road, Castrol provide expertise in Constant Velocity (CV) joint greases and a wide variety of On-Car applications designed for lifetime lubrication.

Our expertise tells us that CV greases need to provide low friction and protect against wear for lifetime use, which is why the products we develop are capable of working under adverse conditions, varying from low to high-temperature applications. Our products are also designed to be compatible with elastomer and plastics, as well as able to provide environmental advantages.

Consult with our Liquid Engineers. We will help you to deliver reliability, consistency and economic competitiveness in an ever-developing market.

Power Train

Castrol provides products for various components in power train, designed for lifetime lubrication, provide no stick-slip, minimum wear, low noise, efficiency and elastomer compatibility. The following products are recommended by our Liquid Engineers:

Operations

Recommended product

Clutch bearing & spline

For mechanical loads such as extremely high pressures, vibrations and shock loads, Castrol Olista Longtime 3 EP is recommended for extreme operating conditions to lubricate spline clutch and transmission clutch.

Clutch cylinder

MOLUB-ALLOY 9890-2/ENDUREX 1000

A special purpose grease for lubricating clutch cylinders compatible with plastic parts. It is inert to aggressive media like brake fluids and formulated to ensure exceptional wear protection, to help extend service life.

Pedal boxes

This high-temperature lubricating grease for all types of sliding points is suitable for lubricating points exposed to extreme thermal and mechanical load, like shift linkages in passenger cars.

Gear shifter

OPTITEMP 636

Fully synthetic lithium grease, developed for use at low temperatures with good compatibility with plastics and elastomers. Good sliding lubrication as in operation of shift gear lever in vehicles.
Our high-temperature lubricating grease for all types of sliding points, suitable for lubricating points exposed to extreme thermal and mechanical load.

U-Joint

Castrol’s Paste White RV helps prevent fretting and corrosion, aiding assembly and disassembly.

Constant Velocity Joint

Castrol provides Constant Velocity (CV) joint greases and a wide variety of On-Car applications designed for lifetime lubrication. Our Liquid Engineers recommend the following products: 

Operations

Recommended product

Fixed, plunging joints and prop shafts

Castrol Olistamoly 2 LN 584 LO is a multi-purpose mineral based normal temperature grease containing additives, particularly MoS2, which make it well-suited for a very long lubrication life. 

OPTITEMP HT 1 LF, OPTITEMP HT 1LF NG, OPTITEMP MS 1 LF,

Designed for the most extreme loads in constant velocity ball joints. These solutions feature excellent high and low temperature behaviour and decrease the coefficient of friction, which reduces fuel consumption and lowers temperatures in the joints. Optitemp HT 1 LF and HT 1 LF NG are synthetic based with MOS2 while Optitemp MS 1 LF is semi-synthetic with MOS2.
Semi-synthetic grease subjected to extreme thermal and mechanical loads. Universally applicable in different types of joints due to its excellent low and high-temperature behaviour. Good oil separating properties mean it is also suited for joints which cannot be sealed properly for technical reasons.
Fully synthetic grease developed for extremely high temperature applications (above 180°C) where silicone boots are used.
Developed for normal operating temperature plunging joints in prop shaft application.
Castrol OPTITEMP RACING CBT is a fully synthetic grease designed for extreme loads in all types of constant velocity joints. Special ceramic additives mean it ensures extremely low coefficients of friction and applications at extreme temperatures. Suitable for high load, high temperature applications in performance sports cars.

Fixed, plunging joints, prop shafts, Tripod and U joints

Castrol OPTITEMP BT 1LF is a semi-synthetic grease free of MOS2 and designed for extreme loads in all types of constant velocity joints.  It has excellent high and low-temperature characteristics.  Special additives ensure a reduced coefficient of friction and fuel saving. It further reduces the temperature in the joint and improves the noise and vibration behaviour (NVH).
CASTROL OPTITEMP XBT 1 LF is a fully synthetic grease free of MOS2. Designed for extreme loads in all types of constant velocity joints, this fully synthetic product features excellent high and low temperature characteristics. Special additives ensure a reduced coefficient of friction and fuel saving. It further reduces the temperature in the joint and improves the noise and vibration behaviour (NVH).

Body Hardware

Castrol provides products for various components in body hardware which are compatible with different materials. They have good low-temperature and dampening properties, and protect locking mechanisms from corrosion, moisture and dirt. Our Liquid Engineers recommend the following products:

Operations

Recommended product

Door check arms

White assembly paste for long-term and lifetime lubrication for points exposed to harsh ambient conditions.

Door Hinges

High performance grease specially designed for lubrication of door hinges. Optitemp DH-00T is suitable where components are subject to extreme high surface pressure and loads. It provides good corrosion protection and excellent water resistance.

Door locks/latches

OPTITEMP LG 2,0

Fully synthetic lithium greases, Castrol Optitemp LG 2,0 are designed for use at low temperatures (up to -40°C) and prevent wear and corrosion.

Compatible with plastics and elastomers, for use in door lock cylinders and door locks in vehicle construction.
Fully synthetic lithium grease, Castrol OptitempTT1 is designed for application at lower temperatures (below -40°C) and avoids wear and corrosion. Compatible with plastics and elastomers, for use in door lock cylinders and door locks in vehicle construction.

Rear view mirror joints and Gears(External and internal mirrors)

OPTITEMP LG 2,0

Fully synthetic lithium greases, Castrol Optitemp LG 2,0 are designed for use at low temperatures (up to -40°C) and  prevent wear and corrosion.

Compatible with plastics and elastomers, for use in door lock cylinders and door locks in vehicle construction.
Our high-temperature lubricating grease for all types of sliding points, suitable for lubricating points exposed to extreme thermal and mechanical load. Especially designed for higher manufacturing temperatures above 120°C.

Seat rails

White assembly paste for long-term and lifetime lubrication for points exposed to aggressive ambient conditions.

Seat belt retractor

Synthetic lithium thickened grease with a polyglycol base fluid. It is designed for lifetime lubrication of elastomers and plastic components used in seat belt retractors.

Sun roof systems

Fully synthetic lithium greases, Castrol Optitemp LG 2 is designed for application at low temperatures (up to -40°C) and prevents wear and corrosion.

Compatible with plastics and elastomers, for use in roof systems.

Window shutter

Castrol Obeen™ UF - are light, natural-coloured special greases. They are physiologically safe and contain only components which are listed in the U.S. Code of Federal Regulations, Title 21, Section 178.3570.  Specially designed for plastic components and not harmful if product comes into contact with body.

Window lifter

Optitemp LG2 – lithium grease is especially designed for low temperatures and bearings running at high speeds at room temperatures. Optitemp® LG2 does not affect top coat paints in automobile construction.

Steering joints

Castrol’s Paste White RV helps prevent fretting and corrosion facilitating assembly and disassembly.

Steering columns

High performance greases with excellent low temperature properties and extended lubrication lifetime, designed to avoid stick slip.

Assembly paste

Castrol Optimol Paste TA is an assembly paste which prevents seizing, welding or scaling. Ensures good separating and sealing effect in high temperatures and wet environments.
Castrol Optimol Paste PL is designed for highly loaded sliding surfaces as well as for base and thin-film lubrication at high pressures and temperatures.

Electrical

Castrol provides products for Starters and Lambda probes. Our Starter product is for use over a wide temperature range, with good anti-wear properties and high resistance to oxidation and moisture.  Our Lambda probe product suits the assembly of screw connections in the high temperature range up to +1100°C.  Our Liquid Engineers recommend the following products: 

Operations

Recommended product

Lambda probes

Castrol provides products for Starters and Lambda probes. Our Starter product is for use over a wide temperature range, with good anti-wear properties and high resistance to oxidation and moisture.  Our Lambda probe product suits the assembly of screw connections in the high temperature range up to +1100°C.  Our Liquid Engineers recommend the following products: 

Starters

Castrol OPTISIL FLF 1 is a creamy white coloured silicone grease. Due to its excellent separating and lubricating properties it is especially suited for applications with metal/metal combinations. Reduces friction and stick slip especially in start/stop applications.

Brake Systems

Castrol provides products for various components for use in ABS systems. Our Liquid Engineers recommend the following products: 

Operations

Recommended product

ABS Bearing

Endurex 4400 has been specifically designed to meet demanding OEM requirements for the proper lubrication of needle bearings and ball screw assemblies in ABS brake systems.