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Gear and Throttle sticking

I have the older morse system for my gear and throttle. Although they're next to each other, they used to operate independently. Las year, they starting sticking so that when you put one forward, the other goes forward. Basically you need two hands to operate it which sucks.


I tried putting some transmission fluid on it to lubricate it but it didn't work. I was told by a mechanic not to use WD-40. Any ideas on another product to use that maybe has better penetrating qualities?
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Re: Gear and Throttle sticking

Something with Teflon


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Re: Gear and Throttle sticking

Probably needs to be cleaned up.
Maybe try emory cloth
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Re: Gear and Throttle sticking

Needs to be disassembled, cleaned, and greased. It's rusty inside, also.
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Re: Gear and Throttle sticking

Old rusty parts clean up well, soaking in 50/50 solution of vinegar and water. Be careful, because this does eat away at the metal, so not a great idea for things with precise tolerances. Although, rust swells, which could be causing the binding, so taking it back may be exactly what you need. Maybe some stainless steel wool to clean it up after, good fresh water rinse and dry, then something like a light coat of Super Lube on mating surfaces.


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Re: Gear and Throttle sticking

I can't imagine why WD-40 would be prohibited, but I'd try PNB Blaster as a penetrant/lubricant.
I'm not sure grease would be a good idea if there is a friction point to keep the throttle in place, but I don't know that unit at all, so this is only a possibility.

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I can't imagine why WD-40 would be prohibited, but I'd try PNB Blaster as a penetrant/lubricant.
I'm not sure grease would be a good idea if there is a friction point to keep the throttle in place, but I don't know that unit at all, so this is only a possibility.
I don't know the unit either, but most greases will stay in place unless excess is used. Oils, especially spray lubes, can run into unwanted places.
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I don't know the unit either, but most greases will stay in place unless excess is used. Oils, especially spray lubes, can run into unwanted places.
I only meant that if something is meant to be held in place by friction, grease will indeed stay in place and reduce that friction to near zero. Sprays would wear off or evaporate fairly quickly.
We grease everything on our windlass except the brake.

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Re: Gear and Throttle sticking

Not greasing friction surfaces is a good point. I was thinking the rusted shaft was part of the problem.


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Re: Gear and Throttle sticking

https://www.slosailandcanvas.com/mcl...SAAEgIHkfD_BwE

The Sailkote doesn’t drip off and works well. Doesn’t collect dirt either. I use it once in a while on sail tract even though I have Tides track.


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