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Old 01 May 2004, 21:16   #1
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Lubing steering cable

Hey gang,
I'd like to get another year out of our steering cable - The steering cable we have is a push / pull type with a spring shaped inner cable- red plastic outer cover.
I've got the cable off our RIB and wonder what would be the correct method on getting some lube worked in it.
Any ideas?
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Old 02 May 2004, 14:49   #2
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Hank, sorry but you can't. If lots of effort and some grease on the ends doesn't work then its scrap and you have to start again with a new one. they seem to last about 5 years then sieze up over a winter and thats that.

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Old 02 May 2004, 15:20   #3
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cable

Pete is right, as you have it removed then why not replace it??Iknow they are not that cheap for what they are,but as yours is red its an old one anyway. Peace of mind with a new one
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Old 02 May 2004, 23:24   #4
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Thanks guys,
looks like I better just order another one and be good for a few more years
I have a Morse control cable lube set up for the shifting and throttle but it is way too small for this cable-- That Morse gun sure lubes up the cables on our big boat and they feel just like brand new- I was hoping that there was a similar device for the steering cable-- maybe I better invent one
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http://www.frost.co.uk/productList.asp?page=2

maybe this is what you are after - used for oiling clutch cables etc on cars
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This is what you want:
http://www.hydrostream.org/ArticleArchives/Luber.htm

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