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Re: [Healeys] Leaky Steering Box (NOT from seal)

To: Bob Spidell <bspidell@comcast.net>, Healeys <healeys@autox.team.net>
Subject: Re: [Healeys] Leaky Steering Box (NOT from seal)
From: Bob Haskell <rchaskell@earthlink.net>
Date: Mon, 11 Jan 2016 06:03:29 -0500
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Just wondering - when you added the sealer between the shims, did you 
have to change the number of, or thickness of the, shims?  I would think 
that the thickness of the sealer might change the axial pre-load on the 
bearings.  May-be not enough to matter.

I can't get to the disassembled steering box I have at the moment, but I 
think that the thread holes for the front cover aren't thru holes.  So 
the only way the steering fluid can get to the bolts is if there's a 
path through the shims/gasket or a crack in the cover.


Bob Haskell
AHCA 3000 Mk I registrar

On 01/10/2016 09:57 PM, Bob Spidell wrote:
> First thing I did.  Possible leaking through the split in the washers.
> Had same issue with freshly-rebuilt box for our BN2; drained box and
> applied gasket sealer between all the shims.  Guess I'll have to try
> that--was hoping for a reprieve.
> bs
> On 1/10/2016 6:19 PM, richard mayor wrote:
>> Try tightening the 4 bolts.
>> On Sun, Jan 10, 2016 at 5:27 PM, Bob Spidell <bspidell@comcast.net
>>     Listers,
>>     My BJ8 is leaving a (larger than usual) oil spot on the flattened
>>     cardboard box that serves as a disposable drip pan and leak map.
>>     It appears to be leaking at the 'cover' (Moss# 667-835), where I
>>     know there is a shim pack and, possibly, a gasket.  I know
>>     throwing Penrite or STP in there might lessen the leak, but I'm
>>     wondering why the box would start leaking suddenly at a place that
>>     doesn't experience any movement or wear?
>>     Thoughts?
>>     Bob
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