Nye Lubricants, Inc. makes high-quality synthetic lubricants for electrical systems, interior components, powertrain & underhood, steering & suspension and so much more. Our lubricants are custom synthesized to meet the expectations and technical specifications of all automotive applications.
Nye actuator lubricants not only get you through rigorous, rapid-cycle testing, they maximize the operating life of your design. Choose from metal, plastic, and rubber-compatible lubricants, each engineered specifically for the slides, cams, gears, and other mechanisms found in automotive actuators. Nye offers actuator greases that are impervious to water, salt water, underhood fluids, and wide temperature fluctuations. For hand-operated actuators, our greases quiet mechanical noise and allow you to select the tactile "feel" most appropriate for the device.
Applications: ABS, Airbag Clock Spring, Climate Control, Cup Holders, Door Lock, Exterior Mirror, Grab Handles, Hinges, Key Cylinders, Latches, Pedals, Power Sliding Door, PRNDL, Seat Position, Vent Controls, Visors, Window Lift
Nye's cable lubricants deliver the smooth, quick, responsive operation you want from cable assemblies: from –40°C to 150°C. Engineered to wet and adhere to the cable and liner surfaces, these lubricants are super efficient, pushing cable assemblies well beyond the requirements of today's demanding cycling tests. They also improve the perceived quality of hand-operated cables by mechanically reducing vibration, thereby eliminating undesirable noise and annoying tactile sensations.
Applications: Brake, Climate Control, Clutch, Exterior Mirror, Fuel Door Release, Hood Release, Parking Brake, Seat Recline, Speedometer, Sunroof, Throttle, Transmission, Trunk Release, Window Regulator
Nye connector lubricants minimize common electrical problems, a major warranty cost for automakers. For traditional tin/lead and noble metal connectors, they reduce fretting and environmental corrosion, common causes of erratic operation and premature failure. They also cut insertion forces by as much as 80 percent. For fiber optic data, illumination, and display applications, Nye's SmartGels™ serve as a "index-matching" bridge to ensure maximum signal transmission. Whatever role connectors play in your design, Nye has the lubricant you need.
Applications: ABS, Airbag, Alternator, Battery, Cooling Fan, ECM-ECU, EGR, Firewall, Fuel Sender, Headlamp-Tail Lamp, Mass Air Flow, Multifunction Switch, O2, Speakers, Starter, TPS, TRS, WheelSpeedSensor
Application: Electric Motor
With up to 60 motors in a typical automobile, Nye has engineered a broad family of electrical motor lubricants. All ensure low noise and maximum output efficiency from –40°C to 150°C. Tailored to the operating environment, Nye has lubricants that resist water, salt water, and underhood fluids; quiet the cold temperature hooting associated with some underhood motors; dissipate static electricity to reduce safety hazards in fuel pump motors; and eliminate the problem of low-temperature torque — even for flea-powered motors.
Applications: ABS, Antenna, Cooling Fan, Electric Brake, Electric Steering, ETC, Fuel Pump, HVAC Blower, Power Mirror, Seat, Starter, Sunroof, Trunk Pulldown, Window, Wiper
A well-designed powertrain delivers more engine efficiency, better fuel economy, and a quieter drive. Nye's alternator, differential, U joint, wheel bearing, and other powertrain lubricants are designed to help you achieve these goals. Transferring power with minimal heat and noise, these lubricants are designed specifically for start/stop conditions, high and low speed operation, and heavy loads. Resistance to water, salt water, road grit, and harsh underhood fluids is standard.
Applications: Condenser, CV Joint, Differential, Drum Brakes, Fuel System, Idler Pulley, Idle Air Actuator, Master Cylinder, Shifters, Slip Yokes, Super Charger, Throttle Plate, Transfer Case, U Joints, Water Pump, Wheel Bearings
The accuracy and operating life of automotive sensors are directly related to the quality of the lubricant used on both sensitive electrical and mechanical components. To meet a broad range of design needs, Nye offers light, low-shear sensor greases for very low power applications; sensor lubricants with exceptional film strength to accommodate heat generated by resistance; thermally conductive lubricants that boost the accuracy of temperature sensors; and unique underhood sensor lubricants that withstand years of vibration, thermal cycling, temperature extremes, as well as salt spray, sand, road grit, and underhood fluids.
Applications: Exhaust Gas Recirculating, Fuel Level, Oil Pressure, Pedal Position, Power Mirror Position, Seat Position, Temperature, Throttle Position, Transmission Speed
Application: Steering and Suspension
Vehicles used to have grease fittings simply because the original grease wasn't designed for the life of the component. All Nye's steering and suspension lubricants are. They eliminate squeaks and rattles from power steering gears, ball joints, shock absorbers, and other mechanisms. They also are engineered to resist water and salt water, tolerate high loads and vibration, and minimize friction and wear — even on rough terrain where steering and suspension components take a beating.
Applications: Ball Joint, Idler Arm, Intermediate Shaft, Leaf Springs, Manual Steering, Pitman Arm, Power Steering Gear, Rack and Pinion Steering, Shaft Bearings, Shock Absorbers, Stabilizer Bushings, Steering Yoke, Strut Bearing, Tierods, Tilt and Telescope
Designed to meet the 3X life standard, Nye switch lubricants are available for tin, copper, brass, and noble metal contacts. Tailored to low, medium, or high current switches and formulated for light, medium or heavy loads, these lubricants guard against milivolt drop, open circuit resistance problems, and "-40°C contact bounce." Underhood, they withstand thermal cycling and temperature extremes, from –90° to 250ºC. They also resist humidity, dust, water, salt water, fuel, and underhood fluids. For the mechanical parts of a switch, Nye's family of "damping greases" provides an economical way to control the sound and feel of a switch.
Applications: Airbag Cutoff, Climate Control, Dash Panel Dimmer, Dual Stalk, Hazard, Headlamp, Ignition, Multifunction, Power Lock, Power Mirror, Power Seat, Reading Lamp, Rear Defrost, TRS, Trunk Release, Turn Signal, Window Lift