Wanted: advice on steering rack

Charles Baer charlie at istari.com
Mon May 13 19:21:34 EDT 2002

Put a Jorgen in a little over a year ago, sofarsogood...


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Kneale Brownson [mailto:knotnook at traverse.com]
> Sent: Sunday, May 12, 2002 8:52 PM
> To: Dave Haupt; 200q20v at audifans.com
> Subject: Re: Wanted: advice on steering rack
> --
> http://www.jorgenauto.com/
> At 01:35 PM 05/12/2002 -0700, Dave Haupt wrote:
> >Today I was about to replace the high pressure
> >pump-to-rack hose I acquired a week ago.  As I began
> >moving parts out of the way, I spied the dastardly
> >problem.  The driver's side boot is torn in two.
> >Pentosin sludge all over the place, although it's not
> >spraying.  It's all landing on the transmission, going
> >through about a pint every two weeks of very little
> >driving.
> >
> >Seems to me there shouldn't even be Pentosin inside
> >where that boot protects, so it suggests an internal
> >leak.
> >
> >Did I get that right?
> >
> >So, I needs a new rack.
> >
> >The write-ups on Chris Miller's page, plus the
> >Bentley, give me all the information required for me
> >to know I should not try this myself.
> >
> >So, looking for BTDT on getting a mechanic to do it.
> >Are there common mistakes they make?  Is there a
> >preferred source for the racks?  Blau gets $250, any
> >reason not to use theirs?  Anything else a mechanic
> >ought to do, as long as the rack is out?
> >
> >Is the task possibly easier than I think?
> >
> >TIA,
> >
> >Dave
> >1989 200Q 10V sedan 148k miles
> >Santa Rosa, CA

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