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Lubricate remote controls

PostPosted: Thu Sep 26, 2013 4:00 pm
by JALL
What is the best way to lubrcate the rails (sliding parts ) inside of the remote controls for the throttle and shift? Thanks for any help!

Re: Lubricate remote controls

PostPosted: Thu Sep 26, 2013 5:51 pm
by Torchie
If you can remove the cable from the sheathing then lube is fairly easy :D
What I did with mine was to extend the cable all the way out at the motor end and apply a liberal
coating of 90 weight gear oil. Then I attached the end to the rafters and let gravity do it's thing.
Also kept working the controls back and forth.
Did this everyday for a while and now they work good.
Can I say for sure that it was the lube that did it. NO. But I am sure that it helped.
Good luck.
Lets hear what anyone else has done.
Torchie.

Re: Lubricate remote controls

PostPosted: Fri Sep 27, 2013 5:27 am
by Phill Blank
JALL,

If you want to lube the inside of your remote control you can use White Lithium grease. Wash all the internal parts with solvent wipe them dry and then brush on a liberal coating of lithium grease and reassemble the control.

Like Torchie, I lube the cables by running oil down the cable when suspended and working the control levers. I used "Marvel Lubricating Oil". I would extend the cable and put a few drops on the cable and work it back and forth. Then add a few more drops and again work the cable back in forth until the cable felt loser. I then left it suspended for a couple days.

Good Luck,

Phill