[Healeys] Steering Box Questions
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Sat Jan 25 13:15:58 MST 2020
Use Land Rover one shot swivel housing grease STC3435. It needs to be heated in hot water to install.
From: Healeys [mailto:healeys-bounces at autox.team.net] On Behalf Of Roger Grace
Sent: Saturday, January 25, 2020 11:18 AM
To: Austin Healey <healeys at autox.team.net>
Subject: [Healeys] Steering Box Questions
Two questions for the more experienced among us ...
My BJ8 steering box is leaking. From the front cover and more significantly from the shaft.
Firstly, is it possible to replace the shaft oil seal without removing the box ? - that is not going to happen at the moment.
Looks sort of feasible to me and possibly the most difficult issue would be extracting the old seal ?
Secondly as often mentioned here is to refill the box with some Penrite or similar NGLI 00 liquid grease. Is there a sensible/practical tecnique to get it into the filler hole ?. Grease gun with plastic tube ? Sounds messy job to me.
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