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MB Power steering pump

Post by simmit » Thu Oct 27, 2016 4:42 pm

Is the power steering pump fitted to MB's the standard Ford unit for the 2.9EFI units of that era?



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Re: MB Power steering pump

Post by AJL Electronics » Thu Oct 27, 2016 5:30 pm

No, that was an integrated reservoir type. I do supply exchange pumps if required. Can't recall the price but it was in the region of £150+


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Re: MB Power steering pump

Post by simmit » Thu Oct 27, 2016 5:51 pm

AJL Electronics wrote:No, that was an integrated reservoir type. I do supply exchange pumps if required. Can't recall the price but it was in the region of £150+
Thanks for reply but I don't need one at the moment (I think), just setting up my ducks in case.

Though the power steering is working it does seem heavier than I would have expected, then again perhaps all MB's are just so but I have no previous experience of MB's to judge by. Also, there is very little self cantering in the steering so I'm not sure what's going on.



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Re: MB Power steering pump

Post by scimjim » Thu Oct 27, 2016 5:56 pm

dry trunnions or wide tyres? pumps tend to only work or not work.


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Re: MB Power steering pump

Post by simmit » Fri Oct 28, 2016 9:16 am

scimjim wrote:dry trunnions or wide tyres? pumps tend to only work or not work.
Thanks Jim.

Trunnions greased and free moving with wheels off ground.

Tyres and wheels are Dunlop 205 x 15 running on 15x7 Wolfies with 10mm hub spacer. Memory suggests the original MB wheels with 195x15 tyres were not much different but will try them again before doing anything rash.



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