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Any aluminum-based anti-seize lubricant can be used on wheel bolts?

  • 2003
  • 911 Carrera
68 000
Wheels and Tires
San Diego, 

Good Day Comrades,

The owner's manual in my 2003 911 (996) asks for a light coat of Optimoly TA (aluminum paste) to be applied to the wheel bolts before fitting.

The Optimoly TA / Castrol Optimol Paste TA is quite a difficult find (no Porsche or BMW dealer had them), and quite pricey when quoted ($80 for a 4oz tube or so).

Is Permatex Aluminum Anti-Seize Lubricant #80078, Wurth AL1100 Aluminum Paste Anti-Seize, or Loctite Aluminum Anti-Seize Compound LB8008 (Part#5114) an appropriate substitute?

All state that aluminum is present, or at least the base.  Some have copper mixed in as well.  I am not aware what other compounds/chemicals are present in the Castrol product to further compare.


Thanks for your help.

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