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Old 04-05-2017, 07:08 AM   #1
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Default Speed-o-meter cable lubing

Can the speed-o-meter cable be lubed just by removing it from the drive shaft & pulling it out or does it have to be removed from the dash panel position for lubing? Thanks.
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Old 04-05-2017, 07:43 AM   #2
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Default Re: Speed-o-meter cable lubing

it slides out the dashboard end, be very careful you dont get it on you or your interior - graphite and grease is VERY hard to get out of cloth....
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Old 04-05-2017, 08:51 AM   #3
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I use distributor Cam Lube from my OLD, WRINKLED tube. It must be 60 something???years OLD.
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Old 04-05-2017, 02:28 PM   #4
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Default Re: Speed-o-meter cable lubing

You could lube it by greasing the u-joint housing, when you see grease filling up the speedometer you put too much in! LOL
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Old 04-05-2017, 08:40 PM   #5
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CRC brake lube works very well.
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Old 04-06-2017, 07:00 AM   #6
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Default Re: Speed-o-meter cable lubing

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I use distributor Cam Lube from my OLD, WRINKLED tube. It must be 60 something???years OLD.
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Old 04-06-2017, 07:08 AM   #7
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Default Re: Speed-o-meter cable lubing

When pulling the speedo cable from the upper end to lube it, feed it into a large zip lock bag then close the zip lock to about 1" to prevent the spread of grease on everything.
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Old 04-06-2017, 10:08 PM   #8
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Default Re: Speed-o-meter cable lubing

Very timely post as I'm going to be lubing the speedometer cable on a friends Phaeton tomorrow. I like the ziploc baggie idea.
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If you want to know if your cable is KINKYDOED, hold it in a 180 & twirl it with your forefingers & thumbs. It should rotate SMOOTHLY. If it goes "thump-thump" replace it, for a "happy" speedo.
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