Hi, I have now had chance to test the reco steering box. Major improvement, dare I say it, it feels like how you should expect the kombi to drive. More direct, a lot less correcting the wheel to compensate for too much freeplay. Like most people, I was in denial that the box was a major problem, no doubt partly due to the lack of suppliers of quality reco boxes and the cost. Thanks to Rick and his great post, kombi owners now know whats involved. If anyone knows of suppliers of good gear they should post it here. Thans again Rick.