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samsvan

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speedometer lube

Post by samsvan on Thu May 25, 2017 5:21 pm

I want to lube my speedo cable. Which end should I remove and what kind of lube should I use? Thanks!
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jrdunn96

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Re: speedometer lube

Post by jrdunn96 on Thu May 25, 2017 5:31 pm

I don't know about yours but the one on my '66 Ford comes out from the speedometer end. I wiped it down, blew out the shield with compressed air, then relubed it with graphite. OBTW, I took it completely out.
Jim
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Re: speedometer lube

Post by m1dadio on Thu May 25, 2017 8:04 pm

yes they all slide out of the sheathing from the spedo head end. I use graphite grease the black stuff. it is the right viscosity and most important it doesn't dry up. If you cant find that mix graphite powder with some engine oil.

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samsvan

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Re: speedometer lube

Post by samsvan on Fri May 26, 2017 11:30 am

Thanks guys!
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AzDon

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Re: speedometer lube

Post by AzDon on Sun May 28, 2017 2:10 pm

Yes....Pull inner out from speedometer end and wipe clean as you pull it out and inspect it for ANY fraying..... If it is frayed anywhere, the inside of the sheathing is probably damaging it and the entire cable should be replaced (cheap!).....
WD40 or silicone lube through the sheath to clean it out..... then...
I was taught to repack with white lithium grease and I like the idea of spraying some graphite powder on it, as well...... Pack the cup before feeding the cable in and keep it full as the cable takes in the grease and finish the last few inches without topping the grease so the cup is less than full when done....

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