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Creig Houghtaling

TR8 Power Steering
« on: January 21, 2016, 09:17:48 PM »
What does it take to rebuild the rack on a TR8 so that the oil doesn't leak

into the boots?  Is this something that can be done by a hobbyist mechanic?

Or are there special tools or skills required?  I have had success rebuilding

master cylinders, slave cylinders and calipers.  Any similarity?  Any

differences?

Thanks, Creig Houghtaling

St. Louis, MO

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Philip Johnstone

Re: TR8 Power Steering
« Reply #1 on: January 21, 2016, 10:24:06 PM »
First try :

   Lucas Power Steering Stop Leak fluid.

It takes a while to stop the leaks but after a couple of weeks there should

be a detectable reduction in leaks.



I have had success with this, NFI etc.

"Bill Derksen"

Re: TR8 Power Steering
« Reply #2 on: January 22, 2016, 01:46:31 AM »
I've done mine a couple of times in the last 35 years. The ROM covers

it pretty well. Nothing special other than the usual: cleanliness, etc.

Be VERY careful of the seals - it is easy to damage them. Especially

the one that slides over the rack. As per a recent discussion, Woody

has a kit that has all the seals.

B

Cheers

Bill

Ted Schumacher

Re: TR8 Power Steering
« Reply #3 on: January 22, 2016, 10:00:47 AM »
Hi Bill & list.  Following this discussion there are a couple things

that need to be noted.  #1 the rack rebuild kit which we carry ($114.95)

does not contain all needed seals. There are a couple additional seals

that need to be supplied.  #2, to complete the rebuild, a pinion seal

kit is also needed ($31.95).  You also run into a problem as the racks

age, the rack shaft wears and the diameter is reduced. So, it may be a

case of needing to machine the rack shaft back to true & round and

source new seals with an appropriate ID. Ted

Creig Houghtaling

Re: TR8 Power Steering
« Reply #4 on: January 24, 2016, 09:36:12 AM »
The seal leak fluid has been used and has significantly improved it.  It has

been a couple of years and still hasn't completely stopped leaking, so now it

is time for the next step.  Thanks!!!

Creig Houghtaling

Re: TR8 Power Steering
« Reply #5 on: January 24, 2016, 09:36:52 AM »
Yes.  We have Woodie's kit.  Thanks!

Creig Houghtaling

Re: TR8 Power Steering
« Reply #6 on: January 24, 2016, 09:40:14 AM »
Thanks for the link.  It is always good to see what others have done.  This is the kind of information that is immensely helpful!!!







From: sirronrovert@gmail.com [mailto:sirronrovert@gmail.com] On Behalf Of Trevor Norris



Sent: Thursday, January 21, 2016 8:57 PM



To: Creig Houghtaling



Cc: tr8@mercury.lcs.mit.edu



Subject: Re:  TR8 Power Steering







I found it not very complicated - first rack I ever did. Like brake parts, cleanliness is important.







William Paris has some great info on his web site ...   http://www.tr-8.ca/?page_id=45

"The Roth"

Re: TR8 Power Steering
« Reply #7 on: January 24, 2016, 01:18:40 PM »
>>>Thanks for the link.  It is always good to see what others have done.  

>>>This is the kind of information that is immensely helpful!!!



Hi Creig,



We just recently (yesterday) added a document on power steering (courtesy of

Joe Worsley) under the Tech/Parts/Dealer Documents/Training section of the

TWOA website.  It's not a factory publication, but covers the units used in

the TR8 and the Jag XJ6.  It has a section which may be of help to you on

overhauling the steering rack, as well as the pump.



https://www.triumphwedgeowners.org/training.html



Regards,



Brent