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Type of lube for heater cable?
Posted by: Tom Rahochik ()
Date: November 02, 2017 06:31PM

I will be installing the long heater cable on my Corsa within the next week. Since it is currently out of the car it should be easy to lube while holding it
in a vertical position. What type of lube would last the longest? Graphite?
Silicone spray? White grease in a spray can? All suggestions are appreciated.....

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Re: Type of lube for heater cable?
Posted by: joelsplace ()
Date: November 02, 2017 07:35PM

Do you have a cable lube tool? Motorcycle shops used to sell one that clamps on and accepts a aerosol can tube to force lube through the cable. I would think that white lithium spray lube would work great with one of those tools.

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Re: Type of lube for heater cable?
Posted by: Murphy ()
Date: November 03, 2017 02:29AM

Liquid graphite won't gum up on you.

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Re: Type of lube for heater cable?
Posted by: toms73novass ()
Date: November 03, 2017 03:22AM

lube tool is about $9 and a can of spray liquid graphite. thumbs up

like this:

lube tool

It also is not a bad idea if a cable is not smooth, to shoot brake clean in first and move cable around to try to clean out and then lube.

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Re: Type of lube for heater cable?
Posted by: irfgt ()
Date: November 03, 2017 11:15AM

I use motorcycle chain lube in aerosol can. It goes on and soaks in thin and then the solvent evaporates and leaves grease. Good for a lot of stuff on vehicles too especially door hinges.

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