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Re: Steering box question



Boyd Drew (from a private message)=>
=> Im now building my first type 3, but in all the early bugs i have had, 
=> and even my 71 and 72 super beetles, I have always seen heavy (gear) oil 
=> in the steering box.  I think that someone at some point probably 
=> thought that grease would be better, but why question VW?  If they 
=> used oil, ill stick to oil..
=> 
=> my 2 cents

Interesting! To follow up, did those steering boxes have plastic freeze 
plugs or screw plugs? And which type box is on your current T3?

The (Aussie) Scientific Publications T3 manual (which Kevin is 
graciously supplying copies of) advises gear oil though '63 and grease 
starting in '64. John Muir says that '65 and earlier boxes (all types) 
take gear oil, and nothing about later ones. Anybody else? Could someone 
check a Bentley manual for me?

Steven Ayres, Prescott AZ


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