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Re: Steering box question

Has anyone ever rebuilded a stearing box from a T3 or a bug i was
wondering if this can still be possible.

>From Chris Swafford
537Buckeye 36LSB  S.W. Corner of Cinti,Oh In the Hills
71'Beautiful stock Squareback half in primer
68'Vw Dead  Beetle Needing rear tortion bar.
83'GTI Gone!!! NEVER BUY A 82-84 RABBIT

On Wed, 4 Feb 1998 09:37:05 -0800 (PST) Steven Ayres <comwest@well.com>
>Boyd Drew (from a private message)=>
>=> Im now building my first type 3, but in all the early bugs i have 
>=> 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 
>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 
>check a Bentley manual for me?
>Steven Ayres, Prescott AZ

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