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Jon <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> Hi all,
> My 200Tdi 90 has just failed its MOT on the knackered steering pump
> and badly leaking steering box.
> Steering pump isnt a problem because I can identify from engine and
> chassis numbers...
> I have been told that the seal kits are a waste of time for the boxes
> and that I should drop a new / recon unit in.
> Firstly New or Recon???
> Secondly, my existing box has 6 bolts on the top (is this a Gemmer
> one???), the Adwest (OEM) ones seem to have 4? Is there a difference,
> should I get another 6 bolt? How makes the 6 bolt ones????
> Please advise ASAP as I need to be backl on the road for the weekend.
The seal kits are often a waste of time as the sector shaft (output
shaft) often gets a groove in it where the seal rubs. If there is
slot then a seal will do the trick (make sure you get a blue one).
A good recon is as good as a new one (ours have a 12 month
warranty - no failures yet!) if done properly.
There are three types of box, usually refferred to by the number
of bolts on the top - 3, 4 and 6-bolt. The 4 and 6-bolt types
are interchangeable (Metric pipe fittings), the 3-bolt is not.
If changing from a 6 to 4-bolt box the plumbing may or may not
reach to the required places - it depends on the particular
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