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Old 08-30-2014, 01:14 PM
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1977 450SL steering box

Ok... I think I know the answer here, but am hoping I will be pleasantly surprised.
The box is completely dry and working fine, except for a substantial leak at the steering shaft seal on top. No excessive play or any issues, just the leak at the top.
I have my full seal kit here on the branch, ready to go. The top bearing cap and all that came off very nicely. Now.... The big question:
Do I just do the bearing cap o-ring and input seal, or do I tackle the whole reseal job? Is it coming out of the top because of excessive pressure below, or should doing just the top seal fix it?
I know you are all going to say: you have it out already, do it all! But I really don't have time. Sure would be nice to press this seal in and be done.

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Old 08-30-2014, 02:22 PM
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Sorry do it all - it will save time in the long run.

It will also make sure all the gunk in there is removed.

Here's some help =>

What a feeling it will be! A properly adjusted W123 / W116 / W126 power steering box
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Old 08-30-2014, 02:27 PM
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I'm in the process of selling it... Does that make a difference in the answer? Haha...
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Old 08-30-2014, 02:31 PM
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Well you should have used magic goo and then I'd post up the link for the new frustrated owner!
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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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Old 08-30-2014, 04:05 PM
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Haha! Yeah you're right. I don't want to be that guy.

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