First snowmobile and I'm a little confused about what types of lubes I should be using. I've actually read quite a few different threads but I'm not sure I'm seeing much of a consensus.
LOW TEMP GREASE
Yamaha service manual recommends Esso Beacon 325 or Aeroshell 7a. I've got a tube of Yamaha High Perf Suspension Grease which I will obviously use on the suspension, but is that a good substitute for applications like the worm gears on the the brake caliper and oil pump drive? I've also got white lithium, sil-glyde, and 00 grease on hand.
Working on cycles, I'm accustomed to lubricating my control cables with that special cable lube stuff. My SRV manual says "Throttle cable must not be lubricated in any way." Seriously? Is this because of temperature or was it just written before there were suitable lubricants available?
And what about the brake and oil pump cables? Manual says to apply "anti-freeze grease" to the brake cable contact points up at the lever, but not to put any between the inner and outer "wires." Is this really another special kind of grease?
1987 Yamaha SRV (rebuilt everything but the primary clutch)
1989 Yamaha SRV (parts sled)