[T3] Steering box play
sjbartnik at mac.com
Tue Apr 4 10:39:10 PDT 2017
> So with the expert help of Sean our steering is once again top notch!
Expert is definitely not the right word. Not by a long shot. However I have learned an awful lot about steering boxes since we installed that one on your car (thanks to Tim) and I can read and precisely follow a written procedure (that's the German in me!). :-)
Ultimately it was just a matter of ruling out other sources of play and then getting the box dialed in properly. I don't think we quite got the adjustment right on initial installation ~13K miles ago.
The box itself seems fine; turns smooth throughout its range; no notchiness or stickiness. Plenty of adjustment left on the top screw. My only concern for the longevity of that box is the lubricant inside it; I seem to recall it's packed with regular grease rather than something like Penrite or corn head grease.
I will be interested to see how long it holds adjustment.
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