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Steering Box Rebuild


cbesing

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Hi,

 

I have the fromt suspension and steering completely  removed and the steering box is not leaking and feels tight.  There is also more room in the adjument screw.  How can I test the box while removed?  Should I just do the rebuild since it is out of the car?  Also, I found the GL 4 lube as recommened in this board but could only find 140 wt.  Is this OK?

 

Thanks

 

Chris

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See if these 2 links help you:

http://www.bmw2002faq.com/topic/153323-steering-box-re-assembly-question/

http://www.bmw2002faq.com/topic/116731-m20-triple-weber-build-x2/page-2#entry125800

Even though the second link says 'webers', it has good steering box info.

 

 

And I've heard that GL4 - 80/90W hypoid is advised.

Good luck!

-Bob

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Great reponses!  Any idea how much play i should expect (with the box out o the car)?

Mine felt like zero play when I had it out of the car. However, once reinstalled, I did have noticeable free play.

I believe there's a torque value you're shooting for at the steering (not the adjuster) with the drag link disconnected.

I found it here somewhere but haven't gone back and followed it yet. I just gave it an 1/8 turn and called it good for now. I probably need another 1/8 turn or so but want to do it right when I have the time.

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