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What is best lube for noisy speedo cable?
Posted by: thumper477 ()
Date: October 12, 2009 01:15AM

My speedo cable on my Brier is chattering on colder days and the needle fluctuates.Will lubing the cable help and if so what is the best lube to use?

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Re: What is best lube for noisy speedo cable?
Posted by: RAV_AIR ()
Date: October 12, 2009 01:16AM

the cable almost needs to be removed from the liner and dipped in something. if you spray into the end it will not get all the way down the inner cable and you may still experience chatter.

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Re: What is best lube for noisy speedo cable?
Posted by: Paul Kehler ()
Date: October 12, 2009 01:52AM

The original speedo grease was white lithium....hand applied by pulling out the cable....not too much so it does not spin it into the speedo head.

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Re: What is best lube for noisy speedo cable?
Posted by: thumper477 ()
Date: October 12, 2009 03:02AM

My plan was to pull the cable at the speedo head and then pull out the inner cable to lube it.I was just curious as to what type lube was the best to use.I will try the white lithium as I have some in my shop.

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Re: What is best lube for noisy speedo cable?
Posted by: Andrew ()
Date: October 12, 2009 04:11AM

bacon grease

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Re: What is best lube for noisy speedo cable?
Posted by: brocklanders ()
Date: October 12, 2009 04:19AM

I think Clarks sells a graphite lube?
C182: SPEEDO LUBE

I used it in my new cable and have never had a problem.


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Re: What is best lube for noisy speedo cable?
Posted by: ubuck ()
Date: October 12, 2009 04:37AM

Here's how I did it on my 69 GP:

Pull cable from case at the transmission.
Put white grease in the palm of your left hand.
Starting at 6"-8" from the end, slide cable through your palm of grease, inserting the clean end of the cable back into the case and push it back towards the speedo.
Cuss and swear cause the cable wont make the transition back into the speedo.
Get under the dash, disconnecting the cable from the speedo, allowing the cable to slide through the nut.
Reconnect the cable assembly at the speedo.
Wipe of the dash where you put your greasy palm.
Go back underneath and spin the cable to make sure you connected it correctly at the speedo.
Reconnect the cable at the transmission.
Open a cold beer and proceed to drop it. Greasy palm, remember?

Brian
63 Monza Convertibile Sprint Clone
64 Monza Coupe Sprint Clone
65 Monza Convertible
66 Corsa Convertible
69 Grand Prix Model J
2004 SSR


South Holland, IL

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Re: What is best lube for noisy speedo cable?
Posted by: Thekingoflit ()
Date: October 12, 2009 01:37PM

Brians got it...just prob go for a test drive b4 you open the beer gggggg any grease I think will do I just used some stuff I had can't remeber what speedo lube is soposed to be high temp but where is It really gonna get hot on the vair?

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Re: What is best lube for noisy speedo cable?
Posted by: Mel ()
Date: October 12, 2009 02:08PM

I used a synthetic oil made by Royal Purple , it took the bounce out of my speedo that I couldn't get rid of when I used grease.smiling smiley

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Re: What is best lube for noisy speedo cable?
Posted by: ubuck ()
Date: October 12, 2009 03:26PM

The theory is to keep the grease down a bit in the case and away from the cable end, because as the cable spins, it heats up and it wont throw liquified grease into the speedo head. Very messy...

Brian
63 Monza Convertibile Sprint Clone
64 Monza Coupe Sprint Clone
65 Monza Convertible
66 Corsa Convertible
69 Grand Prix Model J
2004 SSR


South Holland, IL

Corsa/CCE



"Let's agree to respect each others views, no matter how wrong yours may be." Ashleigh Brilliant

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Re: What is best lube for noisy speedo cable?
Posted by: 4carbcorvair ()
Date: October 12, 2009 03:30PM

Andrew Wrote:
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> bacon grease


:sniff: :sniff: Whats that smell?

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