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Steering box

Post by Robbievanguy » Wed Sep 18, 2019 5:07 am

The steering box in my bus feels a bit notchy topped up with fluid cant remember what type ,was fine fir a while then went notchy again no visible leaks wots the correct fluid for it cheers.

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Re: Steering box

Post by 8 8US » Wed Sep 18, 2019 6:00 am

I use Penrite Steering Box Lube, a little thicker than oil.

http://penriteclassicoils.co.uk/product ... -box-lube/
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Re: Steering box

Post by Robbievanguy » Wed Sep 18, 2019 6:06 am

Thanks for that best order some.


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Re: Steering box

Post by Robbievanguy » Sun Oct 13, 2019 6:14 pm

Ok so drained the old fluid ,and replaced with the correct penrite stuff ,steering better but still feels a tad notchy an gas a couple of slightly tight spots is ther any thing else that can be done cheers rob.

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Re: Steering box

Post by vwJim » Sun Oct 13, 2019 8:36 pm

Needs a refurb' notchy feel is not good
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Re: Steering box

Post by Robbievanguy » Mon Oct 14, 2019 3:46 am

Was hoping it was something else cheers Jim.


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Re: Steering box

Post by ted698 » Mon Oct 14, 2019 12:46 pm

The adjuster hasn't been done up too tight has it - as there is a tight spot in the centre of the box anyway by design - its in the straight ahead position to make as much of the float out as possible when straight ahead - try backing the adjuster off a touch - does the notchiness disappear then? if not sounds like the bearings on either the peg, or top/bottom of the box.


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Re: Steering box

Post by Robbievanguy » Mon Oct 14, 2019 1:00 pm

Thanks for that I'll have a look at it ,it used to drive real smooth it's only recently, it doesn't wander only if I turn left or right after about a third of a turn there is a tight spot both ways.

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Re: Steering box

Post by vwJim » Mon Oct 14, 2019 3:12 pm

There should be no tight spots if its adjusted correctly. Over adjusted accelerates the wear.
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