[DML] Nice day for a car fire? [was: throttle cable replacement]
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[DML] Nice day for a car fire? [was: throttle cable replacement]



Thanks! That's exactly what I did. I went to the hardware store and
found the proper cable and a cable stop, threaded the cable, and made
sure everything was tight. I took it out for a couple of test drives
in the neighborhood to make sure everything was okay. Perfection! I
have a slight coolant leak, but I can fix that later.

Then I took it on the highway and part of the wiring got
antifreeze/water on it from a leaky hose. You can guess what happened
next. I pulled the car over and sprayed the fire out. (I carry a fire
extinguisher with me in every vehicle I drive.) I called AAA for help,
and the Gastonia fire department was there within five minutes. The
poor guys showed up expecting a car fire -- somehow AAA missed the
fact that I had put the fire out myself, though I'd mentioned it about
three times. But that's another story for another day, I suppose.

By George, the new throttle cable works like a DREAM!

Cheers,
Farrar Hudkins
#2613 -- now with all-new tasty melted distributor cap and charred MSD
plug wires! (Ask for them by name.)



On Tue, Jun 17, 2008 at 7:18 AM, Martin Gutkowski <martin@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> It's easy as long as you have a wrench to undo the bolt clamp at the
> spool, and to do the adjuster.
>
> One tip though - CUT OFF the old one so it has a neat end, THEN pull it
> out. If you try and pull the frayed end through, you can get shards
> stuck in the cable and you'll never get the new one in

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