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Old 10-07-2004, 12:27 PM   #1
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My First Problem-Cables Scraping Valve Cover

I know some of you have had this problem.
The throttle and cruise cables have worn into the valve cover pretty badly.
As you can see, I put a couple pieces of hose over the cables to provide some "cushion".
If your Dealer has fixed this problem, what did they do?
I'm about ready to ask for a new valve cover as well.


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Old 10-07-2004, 12:36 PM   #2
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I hate that. I was just looking at that and wondering the same thing. The only thing I was going to try and come up with was to make a bracket that willkeep the above the valve cover. Mount the bracket some where off of the engine.

i will let you know if i figure something out.
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Old 10-07-2004, 03:51 PM   #3
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I just noticed the same thing the other day. I had some black wire loom in my garage so I cut the peices to the right length and put it on the cables. I was not really all that worried about the valve cover, just more about the cables themselves.
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big deal man, just get some felt with double sided tape and put it on there. or wrap the cable in a small peice of velcro (the soft side) around it or somthing...
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I noticed some rubbing after I had my SVT for a couple of weeks. I took a look at the cables involved and noticed that it had a piece of rubber sleeving on it that you could slide up and down the cable so I just repositioned it over the place where it was starting to rub and haven't had a rubbing issue in a year and a half.
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You can reroute the cables too. I've had mine done about a year now no problems




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Good solution.
I guess I never looked at them that closely to see if I could do that.
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Its pretty easy as long as you keep the curve in them.
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What I did was place some black silicone on the valve cover about 1/4 wide and about 5/16 thick and let it sit over night , then when dry let the cables back down into place on the silicone , cant even hardly see it

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At least you don't have the ginormous cable the 02 does...lol
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