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Old 10-19-2020, 04:33 AM
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Default RV-10 Throttle cable chafing against oil sump

Purchased an RV-10 on 16 Oct. During pre-buy we noticed that the throttle cable was chafing against the oil sump creating the possibility of catastrophic damage to one or both components.
Has anyone seen/remedied such?? I realize I will need a new cable as a part of the fix. I would be curious to see how you mounted and secured your cable?
Donít know if it matters but my throttle control is the piper style quadrant.
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Old 10-19-2020, 05:25 AM
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Had the same issue with my installation. I ordered a longer cable and if memory serves me right, bent the bracket to keep away form the sump. It is still close but it is not touching.
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Old 10-19-2020, 05:26 AM
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Each and every install is unique due to the various engine models and the accessories that we chose to install. Find a path that says clear.

Use a piece of string from a weed whacker or something similar. Youíll want it to be more rigid that a standard to string to measure the distance of your chosen route. Then you can order that appropriate length cable. It will must liking be different than yours.

You can use a pair of adel clamps to attach it to various places on the motor mount to kept it away from rubbing and or a heat source.

If this doesnít make sense to you, please reach out to a local EAA Tech Counselor or A&P.
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Old 10-19-2020, 06:27 AM
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Thank you guys for your reply. Ok, seems I need to measure and then find the appropriate length cable for my application. I can either fashion a bracket or use adel clamps, or both. I've a well-stocked hangar of AN hardware and am an active member of EAA chapter 279.

Any advice on where to order cables from?

Thanks,
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Old 10-19-2020, 08:10 AM
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My prop cable had plenty of clearance, but the throttle and mixture cable were close enough to be a chafe risk. I used firesleeve or some spare silicone Vacuum hose around the portion of the cable the was near the pan. The silicone resists abrasion pretty well.

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Old 10-19-2020, 08:24 AM
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Thank you guys for your reply. Ok, seems I need to measure and then find the appropriate length cable for my application. I can either fashion a bracket or use adel clamps, or both. I've a well-stocked hangar of AN hardware and am an active member of EAA chapter 279.

Any advice on where to order cables from?

Thanks,
Mike
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Old 10-19-2020, 08:33 AM
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The original throttle cable recommended by Vanís was just too short. I suspect that is what you have. I think the one now listed is a little longer but donít know for sure.

I used the 50.5Ē throttle cable listed for the RV-7 IO-360. I also added fire sleeve for all control cable runs. Eight years and all is well.

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