RE: [DML] REBUILD OF STEERING RACK
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RE: [DML] REBUILD OF STEERING RACK



I think I must disagree with you... I have not had the Delorean rack apart
but every rack that I have dealt with there should be no fluid of any kind
in the boots.  If there is, is means the seals have failed. They are called
dust boots for a reason, they keep dust out of the inner tie rod joints and
seals. There should be some grease to lube the inner tie rods but other than
that the boot should be dry and not cracked. 

Oil in the boots = Failure of the rack seal

Richard

-----Original Message-----
From: dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of
mike clemens
Sent: Monday, April 13, 2009 3:49 PM
To: dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [DML] REBUILD OF STEERING RACK




This is a PS,

If you are running your rack with grease only, this is wrong, IMHO. Look at
the diagrams, look at the holes in your rack, look at your manual. 90W gear
oil needs to go from the bearings, "ALL" the way out to the boots. If the
you have grease only in your rack, then the outer parts cannot be lubricated
if you have an intrusion of sea water, rain water, or even beer. Those
rubber boots wear out, as most of us know, allowing the entry to who knows
what.

The boots are there for a reason, to keep the 90W oil in, not to keep
foreign crap out. The tie rod bearings need to be lubricated, 100% of the
time.

"This has been added because one of my "sources" says use "grease" vice 90W
oil". 

Mike TPS 1630






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