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Mondial. Oil Leak from power steering

Discussion in 'Mondial' started by rcarnes, Jun 21, 2004.

  1. rcarnes

    rcarnes Rookie

    Jun 21, 2004
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    San Antonio, TX
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    Robert S. Carnes
    Ok, the old Mondial has sprung leak in the power steering rack. It appears to be coming out of the left boot.

    Is there a supply of re-built systems, a re-build kit, or just bite the bullet and replace the rack??

    RSC
     
  2. Auraraptor

    Auraraptor F1 World Champ
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    Sep 25, 2002
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  3. snj5

    snj5 F1 World Champ

    Feb 22, 2003
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    Russ Turner
    Power steering was introduced on the 't' series in 1989;
    All 3.2 and previous used the Armstrong manual rack and pinion.
     
  4. Auraraptor

    Auraraptor F1 World Champ
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    Russ, was it normal PS or variable assist? For that matter is 456 standard or variable? I am trying to place this in the scheme of power steering in fcars. I know 355's are variable, and 400/412s are not....not too sure of the interim 456s and (now to my knowledge) mondials.
     
  5. snj5

    snj5 F1 World Champ

    Feb 22, 2003
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    I think it was a non-variable ratio power rack with a quicker ratio, about 2.8 turns lock to lock.

    Would guess that the 456 is variable
    hth
    rt
     
  6. Auraraptor

    Auraraptor F1 World Champ
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    Sep 25, 2002
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    That just it, I am not sure...

    If I recall properly, 355+ use the ZF variable power steering rack, similar to what is standard in BMWs 1995+. 456's are a 92+ model...(technically)

    PS I apologize for getting offtopic so fast, if I was a moderator in this forum, I would split the thread.
     

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