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Old grease in steering box
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Rick
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 14, 2020 2:09 pm    Post subject: Old grease in steering box Reply with quote

Hi

I'd like to top-up the Volvo's steering box with Penrite steering box lubricant (I've used it in other cars). Peering inside through the tiny fill plug opening, it looks like normal grey grease in there which is hardly ideal. Ideally I'd like to fish out as much as possible out of there, before putting proper lubricant in.

If I back off the adjuster, and remove the bolts holding the cover of the box on, am I likely to mess anything up with the steering (nothing will spring out and disappear under the car etc)? Just that with the cover off, it'd make scooping out the old stuff a whole lot easier.

thanks, R
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 14, 2020 3:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi
I know this is about a leak, but you might get help from this.
https://www.volvoforums.org.uk/showthread.php?t=292793
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 14, 2020 8:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I had another look this afternoon, inside the box it smelt like transmission oil but looked like grey grease. The gloop was loose enough for me to suck a lot of it out using lung power and some thin clear tubing (it didn't taste nice). I've now re-filled it with Penrite, so I'll see how it steers now. Pouring that in, even after warming up the bottle, took a while ...!

RJ
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