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Steering Relay Oil

Discussion in 'Series Land Rovers' started by scottonthefen, Sep 27, 2018.

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    Extreedoc Well-Known Member

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    I think I would go for taper bearings too, shimmed with a bit of pre-load, I reckon about 4 thou would do the job, same as the main bearings on a Velocette motorcycle.
     
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    What faff that was, trying to measure 4thou all round a crankcase.
     
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    Use four or five feeler gauges all at once.
     
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    I got some MORE oil in it today! Still not coming out the bottom though.. I wonder where it's all going? :p ;)
     
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    It will be with my clutch fluid...I've never found where that goes either.
     
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    Rust proofing some area of the chassis?
     
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    Wouldn't there need to be an unseen hole on the side of the relay?

    You have me worried now.. :D (especially as I'll be welding that dumb iron before long!)
     
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    If you are planning on welding the dumb iron it may be worth getting some penetrating oil down the side of the steering relay to make it easier to pull out. They rust in and get imposible to remove so its worth pulling it out while you have access and greasing everything.
     
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    What he said ^^^^^^^, notoriously badly rusting into the perforation of the chassis, and yes I believe it could have rusted into a hole in the housing, the missing oil must be going somewhere.
    The upside is, the soaking of the oil might make the relay housing easier to get out, mixed blessings.
     
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    Alright thanks guys. I was cheering up at not having to take the relay out but I may have to revisit that decision.
     
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