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daver clasper
October 8, 2017, 7:08pm Report to Moderator
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My rev counter gauge needle is a bit twitchy at idle. Thought a lube of cable may help.

Can I just undo outer cable at dizzy and pull it out, then lube it?.

Also what's best. Oil or grease etc?

Any help great please.

Thanks, Dave

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A clean with some solvent to remove any cruddy bits, then a light smear of grease.

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I have read that you can lube the cable by rubbing a black pencil lead along it to give a fine coating of graphite.  Have not tried that myself.

I used a motorbike cable oiler to do the speedo cable from the engine end.

Just check that the lube stays in the cable - you do not want it getting into the guage works and gumming things up..

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The inner  cable will remove from the instrument  end  as said a good clean and some grease
applied carefuly,   smear not lots,  or it can be wound up the spiral into the head

Being manager on factory calibrated tachogragraphs  on old tachgraph drives we had to keep some foul smelling pastey grease that wont transpose  we never used it as we were electronic
I have some in a jar and use it on cablles ,, but you dont want it under you finger nails or it stinks for a week
If inners appear short or too long you can by gripping the outer wind  the spiral case to make it a bit longer or a bit shorter depends which way you twist/wind it

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daver clasper
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Thanks folks

Very useful.

Pete, Can I not remove inner from the dizzy end, as this seems easier access?.

Cheers, Dave
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