Shift control serviced, not that bad.

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  1. willit float

    willit float Member

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    Went ahead and tore apart the Mercontrol shifter for a service and cable lube.
    Control box was cherry, cables both lubbed with a air over hydraulic set up I made. Worked out really well, running 40 psi took about 20 min to get the lube to flow complete. Turned out nice and ready to go.

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    What type of lube did u use on the cables?
     
  3. willit float

    willit float Member

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    I have some bar and chain oil that is 30 wt, is blue and does not have a nasty smell. It is thick and sticks good. I added some Marvels Mystery oil and mixed them. The Marvels thinned the oil to better allow it to flow and hopefully penetrate. I watched a couple YouTube videos after I did mine and saw one guy did a similar process but he used regular 30wt motor oil. Seems to me that would not hold good enough:
    They probably have a special lube for it but I just tried what I had in the shop.
     
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