I know there have been a number of previous posts about steering boxes, but I am hoping someone can offer advice on how to assess the wear, and what is considered acceptable? I have a 1971 Kombi, with the steering box removed, and on my work bench. The box part number is 214 415 049F (I think). I have not disassembled the box but from an external visual inspection there are no oil leaks and there is no obvious play in shaft bearings. I have adjusted the worm shaft torque at centre position to approximately ~ 8 inch-lbs (as per Bentley Manual Chapter 2 Section 9.9 page 33). There is a small amount of rotational play in the peg shaft when off centre. I estimate this to be approximately 0.2 degrees (~12’ mins) of shaft rotational play. (Measured using a dial gauge at the end of the pitman arm – see attached photo). There is no rotational play in the peg shaft when the worm shaft is in the central position. Is this normal/acceptable? Can anyone offer comments on how to assess steering box wear and what is considered acceptable? Does anyone have any update on who can currently service & repair these steering boxes?