Time to refresh the engine and tranny

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Re: Time to refresh the engine and tranny

Post by tommu » Tue Nov 28, 2017 11:16 pm

Latest post of the previous page:

Reading a lot of posts on the Samba and it seems that a lot of late style collapsable columns were fitted off center. I spent a while mulling mine over and it didn't seem bent enough for me to take it out. My steering wheel and wheels are perfectly aligned, but I think my steering box is not. I opted not to take the pitman arm off myself as I have no good or confident way of making sure my wheels are pointing straight ahead before I put it back on.

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Re: Time to refresh the engine and tranny

Post by Bleyseng » Wed Nov 29, 2017 8:59 am

My latest repair was re-installing a control arm bolt. Lately I had notice a "clunk" going over bumps so I looked at the shocks, Tbar cover etc til I found that the bolt had come out, wtf? Ordered one and re-intalled it, torquing it to 80lbs and setting it with a chisel. Now everything is quiet again.....
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