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Old 06-19-2008, 10:31 AM
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Default Teflon tubing. What is it?

I am looking to buy a flex cable
And it says it comes "teflon tubing"
What is this for? And what is it?
Old 06-19-2008, 10:56 AM
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Default RE: Teflon tubing. What is it?

The flex cable runs inside the teflon tubing much like a shaft runs inside a metal stuffing box or tube.The teflon tubing is flexible allowing for bends in the flex cable and is supposedly resistant to wear and self lubricating.[8D]
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Default RE: Teflon tubing. What is it?

Spetz,

the teflon tube goes inside your brass stuffing tube.

now, if you were not using a one before than don't worry about it.

the majority don't use them anymore (except in outboards).

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Default RE: Teflon tubing. What is it?

ah ok...
That makes sense
But now, if I buy a .150" flex cable which has the tubing...
Does this mean the outside of the tubing is .150" or is it the actual flex cable, meaning that with the teflon tubing it wont fit inside my .150" ID brass tubing??
Old 06-19-2008, 05:04 PM
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Default RE: Teflon tubing. What is it?

if you buy a .150" flex cable (with tubing or not) the flex cable is .150".

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Default RE: Teflon tubing. What is it?

So I would end up having to take the teflon tubing off anyway to make it fit?
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Default RE: Teflon tubing. What is it?

Like I said, I wouldn't worry about the Teflon tube.

90% of us (if not more) don't use one.

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Default RE: Teflon tubing. What is it?


ORIGINAL: sportygreg

The flex cable runs inside the teflon tubing much like a shaft runs inside a metal stuffing box or tube.The teflon tubing is flexible allowing for bends in the flex cable and is supposedly resistant to wear and self lubricating.[8D]
Sorry to disagree with you but they aren't self-lubricating, they are made for less resistance. If you've heard the nasty sound that they make when they need greasing, you'll know it.
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Default RE: Teflon tubing. What is it?

OK-I stand corrected.Always grease shafts even with Teflon!
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Default RE: Teflon tubing. What is it?

I ran one of my boats all day and didn't pay attention to the shaft grease. Just kept filling up the "drip" oiler. Never again....spent an hour scraping the melted/twisted teflon tubing off that shaft. ALWAYS grease that shaft with your teflon tube. Trust me, would have been easier to make another shaft.
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Default RE: Teflon tubing. What is it?

i just put a piece of fuel line on the end of the brass tube, lube always!!every 2 or 3 hours(i do it more then that[sm=punching.gif] because i freak out on what might not be PERFECT), and hell with the teflon

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