Subaru ff-1/1300/1400/1600/1800/Brat 1970-1984 Repair Guide

Body Lubrication and Maintenance


Body lubrication should be performed every 6 months/6000 miles (10,000 km) on the ff-1 and at recommended intervals on all other models.

Apply multi-purpose chassis grease to the following areas:

Hood hinges, lock, and striker
Door hinges, latch, and striker
Trunk hinges and striker

Use grease sparingly on the door and trunk strikers, as they may come into contact with clothing.

Use powdered graphite to lubricate the following items:

Door key lock cylinders
Trunk key lock cylinders

Do not use oil or grease to lubricate the insides of lock cylinders.

Use silicone lubricant to preserve the rubber weather stripping around the doors and trunk.