Re: Power steering leak
"Paul - xxx" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> 90ninety came up with the following;:
>> Hi chaps. 4-bolt adwest steering box on my ninety. It leaks consitently
>> from under the top plate (lid) of the box. I have taken the top off and
>> the seal seems okay. Problem seems to be getting worse, drip is now a
>> flow! Could there be too much pressure in the system or just a faulty top
>> seal??? BTW bought a seal kit from paddocks. The seal I want
>> malformed!!!! Will returm it today if I have time.
> I find that tightening the top cover plate too much (of almost any
> hydraulic system / reservoir) can deform the seal and the plate. It's one
> of the areas where torque values are potentially critical.
> Paul ...
That may be true, but the seal on the PS box is not a flat gasket type like
say a rocker cover or a water pump. It is a flat ring seal round a short
cylindrical part below the top plate. I always torque everything correctly
where possible. I wouldn't have thought it to be majorly critical in this
place as the top plate does not do the job of sealing in the fluid.