Overhauling a steering pinion unit

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Post by Vanny » Tue Apr 06, 2010 3:45 pm

my understanding in terms of the coloured caps is that these are for vehicle variations. I've been told that the other colours are for other models (XM, Xantia etc) not sure if this is true, every BX one i've seen has ended up with the brown cap.

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Post by Oscar » Fri Apr 30, 2010 3:01 pm

Vanny wrote: With regard the copy of the description MatF has provided, i find 30 to 40% of the steps in the guide pointless/unnecessary (having done the job rather a few too many times now) HOWEVER it is a very explicit guide and i can't see anything obviously at fault dangerous about it.
Well, possibly, but hey! MY ram didn't blow up.
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Post by Vanny » Fri Apr 30, 2010 11:57 pm

Don't bother getting all personal, fact is i've done the job many times, and in many different ways without a problem and I find (ie given the way i do things, the logical order i do things, the experience i've gained) i dont need to complete a lot of the steps in the guide MatF posted.

And as is well documented on this here forum, it was by 'brute force and total ignorance' assistant that blew the rack, and quite some time before the 'guide' came out.

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Post by mat_fenwick » Sat May 01, 2010 12:28 am

Having never done the job myself I can't say whether steps can/should be missed out. But I've learnt myself that with a common sense approach there are usually several ways to do a job correctly.
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Post by Oscar » Sat May 01, 2010 6:07 pm

Vanny wrote:Don't bother getting all personal, fact is i've done the job many times, and in many different ways without a problem and I find (ie given the way i do things, the logical order i do things, the experience i've gained) i dont need to complete a lot of the steps in the guide MatF posted.

And as is well documented on this here forum, it was by 'brute force and total ignorance' assistant that blew the rack, and quite some time before the 'guide' came out.
Vanny I'm only having a laugh - your experience and knowledge far outstrip mine, I'm very happy to admit.
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