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First thing I'd do is disconnect the controls from the engine and prove whether the 'stiffness' comes from the cable, or the actual engine levers/mechanisms. If the stiffness persists while disconnected from the engine then you know the source. (Apologies if you've already done that)
We did lube our cables some time back once, but I forget what was used. Unfortunately what I do remember is the result was so little friction that the throttle wouldn't stay where it was set.... so lube with caution.
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