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Wedge List / Fwd: TR3
« Last post by on March 15, 2017, 03:39:15 PM »
Slightly off topic, but it is Triumph, Sidescreen TR fans will like
it I hope.

Assuming the link works ok, look down the page a little way and run the
video of a car assembly line.

Wedge List / Re: Power steering bellows 8vs7
« Last post by Dave on March 15, 2017, 01:04:41 PM »
I dunno but if you are spitting fluid you need more than the bellows (gaiter).  The bellows function is to keep water and debris out of that part of the rack.  There are shaft seals that need to be protected in there.  If fluid is leaking out the seal is failing and my actualy be the cause of the hole in the gaiter.

Lucas Stop leak may buy you some time.



Dave Massey
Wedge List / Power steering bellows 8vs7
« Last post by Michael Madden on March 15, 2017, 12:44:03 PM »
Greetings Listers, does any happen to know if the steering rack bellows for

the TR7 are the same as the TR8? Got a hole in one and spitting fluid as I

turn right.


Michael Madden





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Wedge List / Flat spot
« Last post by "Norman Hall" on March 15, 2017, 12:13:00 PM »

I have now corrected this problem, which turned out to be a clogged vacuum


This was sussed out pretty easily (with help from Charles Frink) by putting a

vacuum to the unit and finding it to be leaking. Then again with help from the

list, sorry cannot find the email to give the name, I injected alcohol, with

syringe, into the advance, two or three times, sucking it out each time, then

injecting again, and, then leaving it over night, taking it out in the

morning.  Lots of junk came out. The advance works well now.

Thanks to all who replied.

Norman Hall

79 TR7 DHC



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Wedge List / Re: Power steering fluid leaking
« Last post by Dave on March 15, 2017, 10:56:46 AM »
That is presuming it is the same problem resurfacing.  It is also likely that that leak is still OK but now the hoses are old and brittle and starting to crack.  I would think that a rack leak would show at the tie rods of the steering shaft and not at the cross member.  If he is running original hoses they are 37 years old.  What is the automotive equivalent of osteoporosis?  ;-)



Dave Massey
Wedge List / Re: Power steering fluid leaking
« Last post by W Parris on March 15, 2017, 09:28:12 AM »
Probably the rack if stop leak fixed it years ago.  That won't fix a hose.

Support engine from above and drop the subframe out.  Fix the rack and Change

the hoes at the same time.


Wedge List / Re: Power steering fluid leaking
« Last post by Dave on March 15, 2017, 08:20:25 AM »
It could be tricky.  I had a leak that didn't show itself until you turned the wheel and the pressure built up.   It was a hose.  In your case you might have to raise the car on stands (or better yet a lift) and start the engine and have someone turn the wheel to one of the steering stops and watch for leakage.  If the leak is slow enough you may have to clean the area first.

If you still have the original hoses my money is on those being hard and cracked.  It could be the connections to the rack but not as likely.


Dave Massey
Wedge List / Power steering fluid leaking
« Last post by Alan Woody on March 15, 2017, 08:04:00 AM »
When I first started driving my TR8 five years ago it was leaking power

steering fluid.  I added Lucas Power Steering Stop Leak and the leak

stopped... for about five years.  Now it's leaking again and getting

worse.  I've added more of the Lucas Stop Leak over the past few weeks, but

the leak is only getting worse.  I can't tell where it's leaking from, just

that it is leaking above the cross member somewhere, so I don't know if the

rack is leaking or if a hose is leaking or if I just need to tighten up a

connection.  It looks like the rack, hoses, and connections are very hard,

or maybe impossible, to get to the way that they're right on top of the

cross member.  It also looks like it would be difficult to work on because

of the necessity of hoisting the engine and dropping the cross member to

get to it.  Any advice on identifying where the leak is coming from?  Am I

going to have to replace the hoses and if that doesn't stop the leak then

replace the rack?  Can I replace the hoses without dropping the cross

member?  Any advice would be appreciated.  Thanks.



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Wedge List / Re: TR8 H-Pipe location
« Last post by Jack Brooks on March 14, 2017, 08:44:42 PM »

Very nice install, but definitely not stock. I would like to put it in the

stock location. Is that the stock location?

Wedge List / Re: TR8 H-Pipe location
« Last post by Jack Brooks on March 14, 2017, 08:32:34 PM »
There is a fair bit of latitude for a stock installation, as long as it

doesn't interfere with the bracket to the tranny.

I had not considered a picture, but that would get me pretty close also.

Thanks Will,

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