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Unread 02-20-2002, 02:22 PM   #1
Guy Hollister
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Urgent Steering box advice !?!

CJ7 RHD... power steering... sort of...

My steering box has been recently 'fixed' by Dave Sargent in Doncaster [don't ever go there]....

He really has fixed it good and propper because today it stopped dripping ATF and absolutely pissed it out [luckily just when i had got home].

The question is - can i still drive it DRY ? or will i be causing a bigger problem than what i believe it is at present [blown seal on the box].

If i were to top it up - it would be empty again in 1-2 mins... so that not much of an option. Plan B is - i hear you can mix 1/2 brake fluid and ATF for a wicked cocktail of "seal enlarging" gloop that may temporarily reseal it - but i doubt that would work with this one.

The thing is - i am moving house in 2 days and need it... and i dont have the time nor £ to get it recon'd by Friday !! Argh.

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Guy

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Unread 02-20-2002, 07:40 PM   #2
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Just take the belt off the pump and run it. There should be enough oil coating the works to run for a while. I wouldn't drive a thousand miles that way, but it will be OK for a while. Be tough to steer though, hope you ate your Wheaties!
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Unread 02-25-2002, 01:56 PM   #3
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Solved...

I hacked the steering Vbelt off ... as i didn't have the bloody time to piss about with taking all the belts off and the steering belt is at the back !

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Unread 02-25-2002, 02:48 PM   #4
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Now try and park it in a tight spot!!!!
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Unread 02-25-2002, 02:56 PM   #5
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yeh phil - 3 point turns are a bit of a job !
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