[V8] rack and damper

dsaad at icehouse.net dsaad at icehouse.net
Tue Mar 28 15:29:21 EST 2006

It looks like I really wanted the V8 damper anyway so you are off the hook this
time :-)

This ABS sensor source needs to be perma-linked somewhere.
Also the source for piston rings. I accidently deleted the link that was passed
out the other day. I found this to be big news - has anyone ever re-ringed a PT
motor? I would love to do mine.

So - so far, this steering damper replacement has cost me:

$90 for the damper
$22 for a new boot
$167 X 2 for new front rotors (I found that mine were paper thin - yikes!)
$20 for new o-rings for all the rack fittings

still to come:
the return hose needs a rebuild, the pressure side probably does too.
It is going to be another $500 bill.

This is what happens when the wife and kids go out of town and I have time on my
Guess I need to learn how to watch TV.


Quoting cobram at juno.com:

> Sorry Dave!  My psychic powers ain't what they used to be, next time I
> won't wait for you to post.. ;-)
> There was also a lister a while back who discovered that Freightliner
> used the same ABS sensors on some of their trucks as Audi does on the
> V8Q.  Audi ABS sensor was around $300 and the Freightliner one was around
> $30.  Should be in the archives somewhere.
> http://www.geocities.com/cobramsri/
> No notches?    New job, new gun.
> dsaad at icehouse.net writes:
> > Now you tell me...
> >
> > I already bought one for $90. Oh well.
> >
> > Dave
> >
> > Quoting cobram at juno.com:
> >
> > > Buy the damper for the VW Fox, exact same part.  The "Audi" part
> > costs
> > > about $100, and the "VW" part is about $20.

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