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    Why do they insist on pouring in 600W oil in a 7 tooth steering box when there is no seal on the sector shaft? I'm going to try turning a sleeve to fit between the arm and housing to hold an oring at the end of the housing. Anybody have a better idea? How about a lip seal in a sleeve the vendors sell. Does anybody make something for this?

  • #2
    Brattons has two.



    • #3
      Thanks Bob. I didn't think to look at Bratton's.


      • #4
        I used the O-ring from Bratton's years ago on a customer's car and it worked fine.
        Just remove the box from the frame and lip it and the thin washer in place, then bolt the box to the frame.


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