I went out to start the bus for the first time in about 3 months. Ok, the truth is this wasn't the first time. I actually tried to start it a week ago, but it was 40 degrees colder than yesterday's temps of 20 above and it wasn't having anything to do with it. I'm sure if I could have gotten some ether in there or been able to plug it in it would have been fine. Anyway...I digress.
My ignition switch was really hard to turn. No having lived in Minnesota my whole life I understand that that will happen when it gets cold, but this was far worse than should be normal. Likewise, my column shifter for the tranny was really stiff and I could tell that it was from a lack of lubrication. So...what should I use for both? I could easily spray some Aerokroil in the ignition and maybe some more on the shifter or even some white lithium grease on the underhood linkages, but what is the proper lube for this stuff? I know my manual specifies, but I cannot find it right now for the life of me.