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Old 13-01-07, 20:51   #1
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Rack Leaking

Any one here had an issue with leaking from the passenger side seal of the steering rack?

Taking a closer look today, the exhaust runs right over that sleave so for sure the heat would perish the seal over time.

Is this a common problem guys. Anyway of protecting it once the rack is replaced...spose I could answer that in taping the exhaust around that section?
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Old 14-01-07, 07:54   #2
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Any one here had an issue with leaking from the passenger side seal of the steering rack?

Taking a closer look today, the exhaust runs right over that sleave so for sure the heat would perish the seal over time.

Is this a common problem guys. Anyway of protecting it once the rack is replaced...spose I could answer that in taping the exhaust around that section?
i had quite a problem with my last walky even though id fixed it a few times. the walky i have now has heat wrap around the exhaust which i think helps (as u said). but yet again this walky doesnt get driven the same amount of times as the last one either.....dunno if i was any help
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Old 14-01-07, 11:44   #3
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i once had a problem with a leaking rack..

turned out she was pregnant and i jus got the @#$% outta there..
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Old 15-01-07, 10:23   #4
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Yep,

I have juust found the same problem

eay to put on a new seal or should I send it out to be done????
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Old 15-01-07, 16:22   #5
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I think they're a bitch to do without the proper equipment. Probably worth just getting a changeover. I was quoted 330, and that included a wheel alignment and he's going to insulate the exhaust around the sensative area.
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Old 16-01-07, 17:47   #6
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Be careful about getting swap over rack. My mechanic who works on a lot of Walky's here in QLD Suggested I get mine redone. He has done a few and said that the swap over ones never feel the same. Don't know why.
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Old 16-01-07, 18:11   #7
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Oh ok, it'd just take a bit longer to get done wouldn't it? Don't feel too comfortable in leaving my car overnight at a workshop. Been some surprising stories of cars getting knocked off whilst having repairs etc. done.
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Old 16-01-07, 19:51   #8
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ye dont leave her with mechanics
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Old 16-01-07, 20:40   #9
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You should only be paying around 200 for a changeover rack for a VL. I had mine done about 3 months ago through a company i deal with a fair bit as they build them in house and it has been perfect.
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Old 21-01-07, 19:41   #10
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Do what ever you gotta do but don't give away your original rack as they differ from the stock VL ones. It'll be too late if you do and then realise things feel weird.
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Old 24-01-07, 15:36   #11
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Do what ever you gotta do but don't give away your original rack as they differ from the stock VL ones. It'll be too late if you do and then realise things feel weird.
Can anyone confirm as to whether this is the case?
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Old 24-01-07, 15:43   #12
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who's rack's leaking? haha.
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Old 25-01-07, 17:12   #13
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I've never heard off p/steering racks to be different from a walky to a normal vl 1. I would send yours off though. If you do changeover you dont know if you are getting an ex taxi rack back?
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