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Hello, I hope you are all well and safe!

What is the best way to lubricate the hood release cable? The cable on my '72 350 SL feels like it is very dry inside. Short of buying a new cable and the, isn't there a smart way to just restoring the existing cable. I already oiled the area where the handle inside pivots.

I recall in the 70's on my moped's I'd put on "nippel" (see photo), but just can't find the American name for it.

Ideas welcome, and thanks in advance,

Peter 107

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2007 ML320CDI, 1959 220SE, 1971 280SL, 1982 380SL
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Try something like this- Or - replace the cable. They are not hard to remove and not that expensive. Either way, you do not want it to break so certainly taking care of it is a good choice.

 

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The shifter cable on my bike gets tight. I open the top at the mechanism and squirt some good ol' WD40 down the throat. All is well.
 

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When I got my 560SL the hood release cable was really hard to operate - I was afraid I would break it - my problem was rectified by greasing the hood end (the actual release mechanism) - now it’s very easy to operate.
 

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Thank you very much for the ideas. I'll give it a shot with the WD40 this weekend.
All the best,
Peter 107
 
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