You need to put the olive (you call it a sleeve) on AFTER you feed the
stator tube through the hole. The compression olive goes on the
outside of the box, not the inside.
The compression olive has a split in it, so when you feed the stator
tube through the hole, you can just slip the olive on the end of the
tube ... just like a chinese finger puzzle. It is very easy.
Once on the end of the stator you can then tighten down the olive nut.
'53 BN1 '64 BJ8
On 6/6/06, email@example.com <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> My garage is trying to reinstall my stator tube which was removed by another
>recently so i could fit a new steering wheel (Lempert - v nice). They have run
>into a drama.
> When the sleeve is fitted over the bottom of the stator tube, the sleeve and
>stator tube combined are now too wide to fit through the steering box cover
>and reach the olive nut. What are we doing wrong here? BTW this is a non
>adjustable steering column - so has the really long stator tube.
> Scott BJ7