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Old 10-06-2005, 12:14 PM   #1
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Cables rubbing the valve cover

I just bought this SVT and the throttle cable and another one are rubbing a melting a little bit on my valve cover. Is there anything i can do to prevent this?


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Old 10-06-2005, 12:25 PM   #2
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i don't believe they are actually rubbing if they are the ones i am thinking about............i beileve there are two cables that lie across your vavle cover, what happend with mine, and what might have happend to yours it that there is a little protective sleeve on the wire that is supposed to sit on the valve cover, and prevent it from melting, somehow mine was moved, so it melted a little bit on it, and you can see where it did............so i simply moved that little sleeve on top of the valve cover where it makes contact with the cable, and i haven't had any problems since......hope this helped
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Old 10-06-2005, 12:33 PM   #3
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i've got the same problem.... but sexy2002svt, i have the sleeve over the cables too, but it wont help if u drive alot... the thing will just move around and land on the valve cover and melt... i was hoping someone here has found a way to stop this....
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Old 10-06-2005, 02:40 PM   #4
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My cables have never melted, but they sure have worn a nice groove in the valve cover.
And...NOPE...Ford won't do anything about it, until those cables wear completely through the valve cover.

Read on:
FF-Thread...>>>My First Problem-Cables Scraping Valve Cover
SVTOA-Thread...>>>My First Problem-Cables Scraping Valve Cover
Check out the post by RecoilRob in the SVTOA thread.
He came up with a very plausible fix, though it's not "pretty".
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Old 10-06-2005, 02:52 PM   #5
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haha, i have that same problam !! i thought i was the only one.
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Me too. It's not that bad in my case though, just mild "ugliness" if you will.
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Same thing here. Unfortunately I caught it late and now there's a burn mark on the cover I put electrical tape on the part of the cable that got burnt and put the sleeve over it again.
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I drilled a hole in the plastic spark plug wire cover and screwed in a cable/hose holder; I think they are commonly used for routing fuel or brake lines. It is a looped piece of metal lined with rubber available at better auto part stores.

I was able to put one of the cables through it and it keeps it off of the valve cover, though barely. I think it is the cruise control cable. The other cable appears to be the throttle cable and I left it alone because it would cause the gas pedal to bind if I tried moving it.
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They tend to rub on the corner section of the valve cover. I fixed the problem by going by a bike shop.They had different size pieces of carbon fiber patches that are for chaffing. Just put a 1"x1" piece back there and fixed it. Looks good too.
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hmmm mine seemed to be alright after i moved that sleeve..............maybe i'll check it again when i get home.........
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