Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Lutterworth, UK
I've used the white lithium spray to good effect. It is reasonably fluid when sprayed so that it can wick into the gaps, but viscous enough when settled so that it won't run off when the engine gets hot.
Just a few days ago I decided to use Castrol lithium grease. Great for the cables as you can get to these easily, but because it is more viscous on application, it is taking longer to get to the bit that affects the gearsticks side-to-side movement. So 2nd to 3rd is still a bit stiff.
Copper slip will be similarly difficult to get into narrow, hidden gaps unless you dis-assmble first.
Never use WD40. This swells the plastic (nylon?) bushed and makes the problem 10x worse.
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