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skyerae
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Speedometer cable

Post by skyerae on Sat 30 Jun - 10:50

New cable arrived today to replace old (and way too long) snapped one. Do I need to oil the cable and what is the easiest way to do this? Didn't oil the old one when I fitted it and the outer sheath wore away exposing the metal windings that the actual cable tuns in and the elements worked inside and the cable must have corroded enough to snap. If it needs oiling that is the best viscosity too use as well?
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Jameshambleton
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Re: Speedometer cable

Post by Jameshambleton on Sat 30 Jun - 12:18

I usually drop the cable out towards the speedo drive end the put in a small amount of oil from the top end where the screw fitting is which goes into the clocks. You only want a small ish amount of oil. You'll find if you put too much oil in that it'll end up working its way out the top at the clock end.

For lubrication any 10w oil can be used though usually it's engine oil that's recommended

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