On 01/06/2015 2:40 PM, Curly McLain via Mercedes wrote:
And, if you plan to drive this thing for hours on end, then you will
appreciate power steering so don't throw it out.
> 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
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
Most of the leaks are in the low pressure return line. about a buck
or buck fifty/foot at FLAPS. Next most likely is the pump seal. it
is cheap also
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