Heater control cables

Discussion in '308/328' started by Sean F., Mar 21, 2015.

  1. Sean F.

    Sean F. F1 Rookie

    Feb 4, 2003
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    Sean F
    In putting back together my center console, the cable that control the hearter valve and vent controls are sticking. They were always kind of difficult to slide and I'm wondering if the just need to be replaced.

    I remember reading awhile back the bicycle shifting cables are a solid substitute? Anyone replaced them?
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  3. P4AntonLM

    P4AntonLM Karting

    Dec 31, 2007
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    Anton Schicho
    I did mine just a few days ago, I used the black cable hose from the bicycle shop.
    This cable hoses having a teflon insert and you get in per meters.
    I used stainless Tig welding wire as cable fits and works perfect.
  4. Ferraridoc

    Ferraridoc F1 Veteran

    Jun 20, 2012
    Gold Coast, Aust.
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    Some other poster, Bretm, I think, used kart throttle cables. Any thing that decreases the drag would work, but it has to be stiff enough to push the arms at the other end
  5. jon s

    jon s Formula Junior

    Mar 9, 2005
    pocasset ma
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    jon shoukimas MD
    heavy stainless big game fish leader works fine(i would guess in kansas that means the internet shop) i used berkley seastrand 0.043in diam (360 lb test). has worked for years. and since there's a picture of a fish on the package and no horse the price of the fix was perfect. cheers, jon s
  6. ferrarioldman

    ferrarioldman Formula 3
    Silver Subscribed Professional Ferrari Technician

    Jun 19, 2002
    Summerfield, NC
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    Tom Jones
    .047 stainless steel spring wire from McMaster-Carr.
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  8. Paul_308

    Paul_308 Formula 3

    Mar 12, 2004
    Could any of you please post a photo or two of the heater water hose layout in the area around the temp controls in the forward compartment. Tks

    Or alternatively provide a thread reference containing such a photo. I am buttoning up mine having not thinking ahead to take a pix. I am not pleased with my final hose layout result. But there are no leaks and no longer any duct tape secure the 4" heater ducting.
  9. Crowndog

    Crowndog F1 Veteran
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    Jul 16, 2011
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    Owner's manual page 45 has a schematic picture.
  10. jmaienza

    jmaienza Formula Junior

    Jan 8, 2009
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    Here are some photos.

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