Might as well...

TooManyAudis at aol.com TooManyAudis at aol.com
Sun Oct 31 10:01:08 EST 2004

In a message dated 10/31/04 6:23:46 AM Pacific Standard Time, 
b.benz at charter.net writes:
>  I have two engine mounts, so that
> is not going to cost me any additional money -- just the time to do the job.
> I don't have the steering rack or the high pressure hose.  Right now, I am
> looking at losing maybe 3 or 4 ounces a month of pentosin.  So, one bottle a
> year is within the budget.  A rebuilt rack and new hose is not.

Where is the oil leak, rack or hose?
seems like both.  The hose is wet, and the rack boot is split in two, and is 
wet also.  Not enough to drop on the ground, but the tranny has plenty of 
grime from the pentosin combining with dirt.

> However, if replacing the rack is significantly easier with the subframe and
> struts removed, well, no sense in doing the same amount of work twice, 
> However, if there really isn't much difference between replacing a rack with
> or without the suspension components installed, well, I will save the job 
> another day (or another owner).

Such is the case.

So, I assume this means that having the struts and subframe out makes little 
difference, correct?

-- Tom

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