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Old 03-07-2011, 01:36 PM
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Originally Posted by gsxr View Post
The 123 steering box is simlar in basic design to the 124 box, in that they are both recirculating ball type, but that's it. The 124 box is far, far more robust than the 123 and almost never needs adjustment (I've never heard of a 124 box ever having enough play to need 'tightening', which is practically part of standard maintenance on a 123, lol). Checking the friction is really only needed during a steering gearbox rebuild, and since Bodhi hadn't done that, I'm pretty sure this would be a non-issue.


That's good to know!

So if it is more likely to be alignment then I guess it is time to make up your own slip plates Bodhi!
1992 W201 190E 1.8 171,000 km - Daily driver
1981 W123 300D ~ 100,000 miles / 160,000 km - project car stripped to the bone
1965 Land Rover Series 2a Station Wagon CIS recovery therapy!
1961 Volvo PV544 Bare metal rat rod-ish thing

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