[Vwdiesel] lubin' the cable

Terry Briggs vbriggs at stny.rr.com
Wed May 16 10:25:50 EDT 2007

I had to replace the throttle cable on the wifes '86 vanagon while on 
the side of the highway while on vacation. Not fun when you don't have 
a replacement handy. I had to get quite inventive to say the least. It 
had been dragging just a little for a couple weeks from what the wife 
told me after it SNAPPED, Upon inspection of the cable casing, the 
dragging was most likely from the hole the cable had worn through the 
outer casing. I would strongly suggest replacing the cable.
On May 16, 2007, at 2:00 AM, LBaird119 at aol.com wrote:

> In a message dated 5/15/2007 9:30:12 PM Pacific Daylight Time,
> geiserfam at sprintpcs.com writes:
>> Anyone have suggestions on a better lube to try?
>   Any lube tends to attract dirt so it helps, then it hurts.  I'd try
> flushing it out with a low volatility solvent like toluene or lacquer
> thinner, maybe higher temp enamel reducer.  Something that will
> evaporate in a couple days.  If it's still a bit draggy afterwards
> then after it's dry, chase a little 0W synthetic or ATF into it and
> blow as much out as possible then use some solvent to "wash"
> the ends clean and let it run back into the housing to clean
> several inches, let it evaporate and that should keep the dirt
> magnet back a bit for a while.
>      Loren
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