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Steering rack fluid question.

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OK, stupid question, I rebuilt the steering rack a year ago - and it is now in the car (Of course it is, right - why would I have done this the easy way when it was out of the car)

ANYWAY - how do I put oil in it, what kind and by where?

Recently it has been VERY difficult to turn the steering wheel (I roll it in and out of the garage - I an not driving it yet)

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I undid one of the clips on the gaiters and squirted the oil into the rack. I had the front of the car jascked up so I could turn the front wheels from left to right to help the oil circulate through the rack.

I think it's SAE 90 oil but I need to check. Will let you know later. It says which in the handbook and manual.

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I used SAE90 oil, squirted in through the gaiters as described, using an oil gun from my Grandfather's 1913 Napier...wish we had the car!!

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