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Old 07-13-2017, 10:07 AM
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Wanted: w123 steering box

Im looking for a tight steering box from a w123 with low miles.
My car has 117k so anywhere near that would be good.

The box thats on it is from a 240d and its adjustedclear out.

I need one with no leaks that has plenty of adjustment left.

It would be best if this is from a car that you have experience with and have driven yourself rather than a junk yard pull with lots of unknowns.

Shipped to 26150

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Old 07-13-2017, 10:53 AM
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I don't have a part for you, but I wanted to provide a testimonial that I have a w123 with ~500k on it and am still able to keep the original steering box tight with adjustment. You may not need to limit your search to low mileage examples.
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Old 07-13-2017, 11:09 AM
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Low miles isn't important. Play and whether it was maintained are the only things to worry about.

I rebuild these boxes regularly. You're not going to find a non-leaking box that hasn't been rebuilt. After 30+ years the seals are going to leak soon if they haven't started already.

I don't have any w123 cores at the moment otherwise I'd sell you one.
I recondition w123/w126/w124/w140/r107/r129/ steering boxes!

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Old 07-13-2017, 11:15 AM
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I've got 2 W123 steering boxes. Both cars were dealership maintained prior to me picking them up.
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Old 07-14-2017, 08:30 AM
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I have one off an 83 380, not sure of condition but it would be a nice one to rebuild
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Old 07-14-2017, 02:56 PM
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OK guys i believe i will try to reseal mine now that ive seen that martureo fixes them.
If not i will purchase one from ridgerunner!! thanks!!

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