[T3] Steering box play

Keith Park topnotch at nycap.rr.com
Fri Apr 7 17:27:59 PDT 2017

So whats the odo on the Crate up to now?



Topnotch Restorations
topnotch at nycap.rr.com
71 Squareback  "Hothe"
65 Notchback  "El Baja Rojo"
93 RX7  "Redstur"
87 Golf  "Winterat" RIP
01 Sentra SE "Boremobile"
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On Behalf Of Sean Bartnik
Sent: Tuesday, April 04, 2017 1:39 PM
To: type3 at vwtype3.org
Subject: Re: [T3] Steering box play

When replying, please consider trimming your message. Thanks! :)

> 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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