Speedometer Mechanical Sending Unit Lubrication


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Speedometer Mechanical Sending Unit Lubrication

Post by patbrandon1 » Tue Jul 31, 2018 10:35 am



I am replacing my speedometer cable today and am wondering if anyone lubricates inside the sending unit before attaching the cable.




This is a pic from the unit of an 81 400 just so you can see the unit better.
This is a pic from the unit of an 81 400 just so you can see the unit better.




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Re: Speedometer Mechanical Sending Unit Lubrication

Post by MikeB » Tue Jul 31, 2018 11:04 am

When I remove my front wheel for tire replacement, the gear assembly comes off the wheel. I disassemble it and use some solvent and clean out all the old grease and dirt from the entire unit. Then I lubricate it with white Lithium grease and reinstall it when I reinstall the wheel.
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Re: Speedometer Mechanical Sending Unit Lubrication

Post by WingAdmin » Tue Jul 31, 2018 11:14 am

MikeB wrote:
Tue Jul 31, 2018 11:04 am
When I remove my front wheel for tire replacement, the gear assembly comes off the wheel. I disassemble it and use some solvent and clean out all the old grease and dirt from the entire unit. Then I lubricate it with white Lithium grease and reinstall it when I reinstall the wheel.
I do the exact same thing.

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