Fred Dushin Ben Smith Dale Desprey Bill Maloney Bruce Fowler Dave Bobeck Dixon Kenner Alan Richer Mike Loidice
BBC Top 
Gear Land Rover vid 5mb Part of a series where people picked their 
favourite car for an 'all-time' greats poll. The Land Rover won hands 
  Vehicle Identification  
  History, Production, Sales 
  Repair & Maintenance
Data & Specifications
Chassis Numbers
Body & Chassis
Cleaning the Mud
Rebuilding Seat Cushions
Sticky Steering Wheels
High Lift Jack Installation
Push-Pull Cable Maintenance
Painting Aluminum
Stopping Nuts From Moving
Spanner Size Table
Thread Data
Winter Storage
Cleaning Soft Top Windows
Keeping Cool
Perils Of Ownership
Forward Control
  Clubs & Parts Suppliers
What's New
  Contact Us
  Return to OVLR
  Return to Rover Web

Series Land Rovers

Keeping push-pull cables working

by Alan Richer

If you have a winch or other external item that uses push-pull cables, there's an easy way to keep them from rusting out and sticking.

Get some shrink tubing of the proper size to fit over the housing, and trim it to fit. Remove the inner core of the cable, and fill the housing with grease (a needle injecor works nicely). Reinsert the center, and catch the grease coming out when you do so. Smear the waste grease over the outside of the housing, ancd cover with the tubing.

This made a heckuva difference on my winch cables - they don't bind, and there's no possibility of their rusting out.

Reprinted from the Ottawa Valley Land Rovers newsletter, March, 1996



Copyright Dixon Kenner, 1995-2011. Last modified March 15, 2005.
Comments? Send mail to Dixon Kenner or Benjamin Smith
Site Designed and Created by Bill Maloney
Russ Wison
Russ Dushin
Tom Tollefson
Steve Denis
Don Watson
Fixing It
Ted Rose's Buns
Andy Grafton