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  speedometer cable lubricant - Posted: 04-13-2012, 09:14 PM
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i have read and heard to use graphite or white lithium grease to lube up the speedo cable.

i havent had much success with graphite. what do you experienced mopar owners like to use?
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 Posted: 04-13-2012, 10:34 PM
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would love an answer as well!
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 Posted: 04-13-2012, 11:45 PM
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just to update. when i bought this truck the speedometer didnt work. and during further inspection i found that the cable routing landed the cable sheath against the exhaust. so i attempted to repair the sheath and i used graphite to lube the cable. well lately the speedometer has been jumping around like crazy. so i checked it out tonight.

my findings: where i did the repair i found that the sheath has melted in some spots. so the graphite was obviously not lubricating like it should. so i used red hi-temp grease. and repaired the sheath again, but better this time. speedometer is working much better now.

sorry for the book.

benny, i measured the speedometer cable. its roughly 68". if you happen to see one that length during your yarding ventures, grab it for me. thanks man.
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I use a combination of moly grease (the black stuff) and oil.
I squirt some oil down the sheath and very lightly grease the cable as I slide in.
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i haven't oiled or greased mine yet but it seemed fairly greasy when i had it out last. for me if the cable fails my backup plan is to go electrical. i got all the parts to make the electric speedo out of my 91 work in my 81 and it pretty much just bolts in.
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Silicone grease and preferably the type used for fishing reels. Doesn't thicken at low temps, doesn't get sticky over time and high temps won't hurt it. It just takes a very light coating on the cable.
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I have some spray silicone lubricant. I thought about using that. thanks for the good suggestions.
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68" ok. i always used white lithium
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