Mechanical Steering Lubrication

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Re: Mechanical Steering Lubrication

Postby Fastjeff » Sun Aug 06, 2017 7:00 am

If you're ambitious, the center of that cable can be withdrawn, cleaned and lubed, then reassembled.

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Re: Mechanical Steering Lubrication

Postby Odyssey13 » Wed Aug 09, 2017 6:59 am

Thanks to DWW. I know Brad and will get one from him.


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Re: Mechanical Steering Lubrication

Postby john26 » Sat Sep 09, 2017 10:15 pm

50/50 Marvel mystery oil and atf,Use a pump garden sprayer attached to helm end of cable with hose clamps.Pump up and wait for it to migrate to rudder end and start working it back and forth.I use a wash tub to catch all the mess coming out of end.Clean and grease gearbox(sometimes the gearbox grease is the whole problem!!)
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Re: Mechanical Steering Lubrication

Postby Fastjeff » Sun Sep 10, 2017 6:56 am

Hey, that's how we used to lube motorcycle cables! And it works fine.

With 20 plus feet of cable for the oil to migrate through, it could take several hours so be patient.

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Re: Mechanical Steering Lubrication

Postby john26 » Sun Sep 10, 2017 9:41 am

Hey Jeff, Im a big fan of your site.You have alot of great info.I wish I had your resolve...Why does it grow in font size as I progress down your page.Is it my browser?
Sorry off subject.
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Re: Mechanical Steering Lubrication

Postby Fastjeff » Mon Sep 11, 2017 6:03 am

Don't know (but thanks for the compliment). Someday I'll redo the thing.

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