Discussion in 'Splitty Tech Clinic' started by SteveLownds, Jul 1, 2014.
Is there any way a bay steering box can be adapted to split?
I just had to ask
No, different mounting and your steering wheel won't fit.
Is there anyone in Sydney that rebuilds or reconditions split steering boxes?
Mines terrible and wanders all over the road.
Does anyone know where you can buy a splittie steering box seal as mine is leaking.
the seal will have the size on it...something like 25x36x7
local bearing shop should have one with a bit of luck
There are so many elements to affect steering/wander in your front end.
I'd be working through from centre-pin towards the wheels, then look at the steering box......
To replace the steering box seal will I have to remove the steering box?
Get an appropriate puller and take the pitman arm off to get the seal measurements. Make sure you can get a new seal before you remove the old one.
Have you tried Vintage Vee Dub Supplies in Campsie or Volksbahn Auto in Pendle Hill or possibly Andrew Dodd @ North Rocks Mick Motors in Northgate Qld (he sometimes has things others don't )
There is also Heritage Parts @ VW Heritage - google search for their website
Got a seal off Ebay no problems, now just have to replace the old leaky seal.
Easy job once you get the arm off
Seal size 25 x 36 x 7
Any tips on what oil to put in the box once fixed?
90 weight gearbox oil or higher.
If your worried about seals leaking then you can also use semi fluid grease by Penrite made for steering boxes.
All that will work.
There's been talk about oil corroding bronze and brass, not so, would take a couple of generations to happen.
Thanks, may use the semi fluid grease just to make sure.
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