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Old 03 March 2015, 03:22   #11
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Breaking grease nipples is a Chinese junk thing, buy American, as decent fittings do not break that easily, just don't try to remove the fittings under pressure and only a straight pull. I first tried the ATF trick for days and it didn't do a thing. Drilled a hole into the cable sheath (Without nicking the cable), installed a zerk and had working in 15 minutes. Movement is the key and it can be in any direction.

I too thought it odd that it was a greasable cable as they are rare. I have never seen a crappy Teleflex cable with a zerk on it. Even the larger Morse cables don't have zerks. Zerks on the pivot does make sense, and won't do anything to help with cable removal.
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Old 03 March 2015, 03:51   #12
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Thanks for all your suggestions guys, will give those a go.


I have tried hot water and didn't do anything and the end with the hole for the drop link rotates by itself so I cant use this to lever it round.


I think I will try the suggestion of dropping the outboard at an angle and then funnel in some ATF or Diesel.
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Old 03 March 2015, 07:39   #14
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I'll head to Matts house at some point with a suitable set of power tools to cut the cable and punch it out .

A new (old ) cable is ready to go in ...courtesy of Mr AJ searider project

Anyone know the diameter of the inside of a standard tilt tube -- I think I may have a drill to run down the inside to clean it up...
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I'd probably use an air hammer with a pointy "punch" type bit on it.

I'd also cut the cable off...then put some vice grips on the "tab" end and try to twist it. Every time it twists a little bit, add some penetrating oil to the grease fittings.
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Old 03 March 2015, 08:29   #16
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It's about 14 mm. Unless you can get grips on the outer tube you are wasting your time. The lug with the hole in it will just spin as it attached to the inner cable. Same the other end. Make sure the drift is a snug fit in the tilt tube otherwise you will spread the old cable and make it harder
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The grease nipples only grease between the saddle and the tilt tube. Putting grease or oil in the 2 grease nipple holes will do Sweet Fanny Adams unless you drill a hole through the grease nipple holes and the tilt tube itself. If you cant punch it out with somebody holding the wheel with little force to port it will not come out without suspending the engine on a hoist and removing the tilt tube with the cable still inside it and giving it a good heat.
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As Biffer just said.wd40 and beat the fu%ck out of it.. right next one.....aaaaaaghhhh
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As Biffer just said.wd40 and beat the fu%ck out of it.. right next one.....aaaaaaghhhh
get down here and get it fixed ...the steering from your old tub is waiting to go on it !

HURRY UUUUUUPPPPPP
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Owwww... OK Im coming down now.. bluddy ell!
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