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#1 leepol83

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Posted 02 December 2019 - 07:14 PM

Hi chaps I’ve purchased a brand new steering rack from Minispares a Sportspack one, I was watching William murfit on YouTube and he was putting oil in his rack, do I need to do this or is it already filled from Minispares ???

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Posted 02 December 2019 - 09:10 PM

I would add some. EP90 gear oil.



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Posted 03 December 2019 - 08:46 AM

Steering racks are not filled with oil these days. They are just "greased up"



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Posted 03 December 2019 - 09:23 AM

But the oil does a much better job of actually lubricating, just make sure the gaskets and seals are in top condition or it will end up on the floor.

Worth doing as the rack will last much longer. 



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Posted 03 December 2019 - 09:49 AM

You have to think about the steering gators that are available today, some don't last a year, so yes, your oil will one day leak out.

 

My greased steering rack has covered over 100,000 miles and is still good to go.



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Posted 03 December 2019 - 05:16 PM

I've always found when overhauling Steering Rack, those that were filled with Oil, except for the Bush on the Passenger's Side, usually have very little wear in them, it only when the Oi has run out, that they are worn, and that is the down side of putting Oil in them, that you have to keep a closer eye on the Gaiters and Gaskets.

 

200 ml of EP90.

 

The ones that were Greased are usually well worn. on top of this, sometimes the Gaiters can be torn and the owner not know of it.

 

The factory originally filled them with Oil and the move to Grease was to get around warranty issues if they leaked.



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Posted 05 December 2019 - 07:29 PM

Thanks for all the input, am I correct in thinking that my rack will have been greases from Minispares then ?

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Posted 06 December 2019 - 03:29 PM

It would be shameful of minispares if it was not greased up. I would take a look just in case and pack even more in there.



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Posted 06 December 2019 - 04:14 PM

Just for those not familiar with EP90. It is generally a gearbox oil.



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Posted 06 December 2019 - 05:42 PM

The proper grease is a semi fluid grease.

I use Maxol semi fluid 00EP

Is viscosity would be very simular to Gearbox oil EP90.

http://www.maxol-lub...O and OOOEP.pdf

 

Unfortunately the smallest container is 3kg

https://hoaremachine...-00-grease-3kg/

I've had my tin a while but its better to have it than be looking for it



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Posted 06 December 2019 - 06:42 PM

Thanks for all the input, am I correct in thinking that my rack will have been greases from Minispares then ?

 

I'm sure it would have been supplied from Mini Spares either filled with an appropriate lubricant or it would have a notice attached.



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Posted 11 December 2019 - 09:21 PM

Brilliant cheers guys 👍🏻




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