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« on: 01 May, 2018, 01:12:27 PM »

I would like to change the gearbox oil on the steering box on my 1800 Flavia Coupe but as yet the drain plug? has not revealed itself.  Sorry to ask such a basic question but can anyone help? Thank you
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« Reply #1 on: 01 May, 2018, 02:45:44 PM »

You'll need a big syringe and a bit of tubing to suck it out, but I suspect most unrestored Flavia steering boxes have seals that let the oil seep out. I use a Penrite product that has a viscosity somewhere between oil and grease. If you warm it up it will pour into the steering box and then it "sets" with a viscosity that prevents it leaking out past old seals.
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« Reply #2 on: 02 May, 2018, 05:59:36 AM »

Thank you for the reply. As I suspected and you confirmed one would have to remove a flange and seal to drain the box. Interesting idea about using a thicker oil. Can you let me know the viscosity?
Syringe idea is interesting I shall give it  try. Have cleaned up the box and now I look for the potential leaks.
Thank you again

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« Reply #3 on: 02 May, 2018, 07:02:51 AM »

Thank you for the reply. As I suspected and you confirmed one would have to remove a flange and seal to drain the box. Interesting idea about using a thicker oil. Can you let me know the viscosity?
Syringe idea is interesting I shall give it  try. Have cleaned up the box and now I look for the potential leaks.
Thank you again


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« Reply #4 on: 02 May, 2018, 01:41:38 PM »

I think it was this product, but I'd need to have a look in the garage to check what bottle I've got.  https://www.penriteoil.com.au/products/steering-box-lube
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1983 Prisma 1600
1991 Thema 16v i.e. SE
1988 Thema 8v Turbo
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1983 Gamma Coupe (manual)
1993 Thema VIS
1994 Thema VIS LE
1990 Thema 2.8
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« Reply #5 on: 02 May, 2018, 05:40:10 PM »

I think it was this product, but I'd need to have a look in the garage to check what bottle I've got.  https://www.penriteoil.com.au/products/steering-box-lube
That's what I have used for years in the Lambda and Augusta. They used to leak, but don't any more.
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« Reply #6 on: 02 May, 2018, 07:56:08 PM »

Many thanks to all of you and the recommendations, I shall follow it through and hopefully another part of my Coupe shall become leak free.
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