> clay wrote: > > The w115 300d has a host of issues. One I would like to > resolve for next to no cash would be the leak in the power > steering system. I can live without the assist, and like > the feel of man handling the car. I liked that aspect in > Gump. Losing the added weight would be a bonus. > > Question is, can I delete the PS? What more would be > involved?
Sure you could. But you probably want a different gearbox. Typically the power steering gearbox will have a lower gear ratio so without the power assist it's a lot more work to turn than a "plain" gearbox. There is some force/power lost in pumping hydraulic fluid when a power-assist steering is used without the pump running. I think you could just drain the fluid out and likely it would work and have less force/power loss. I don't know the long term consequence of running a power-assist gearbox dry... _______________________________________ http://www.okiebenz.com To search list archives http://www.okiebenz.com/archive/ To Unsubscribe or change delivery options go to: http://mail.okiebenz.com/mailman/listinfo/mercedes_okiebenz.com