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What do i lubricate the flexible cable, inside the shaft of the line trimmer, with ?

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I use a black molybdenum disulfide grease to lubricate the flex shafts. I remove the shaft, wipe off all of the old grease, apply a new coat of grease, and reverse the direction of the shaft when re-installing (top becomes bottom, bottom becomes top) to more evenly distribute the wear on the flex shaft.

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White lithium grease works well
get it in a spray can and spray it in the tube where the flex shaft goes and then coat the flex shaft and reinstall

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