> > > 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. > > > > > > Question is, can I delete the PS?
> > fmiser wrote: > > > > Sure you could. But you probably want a different > > gearbox. > Randy 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. I disagree. I have driven hundreds of thousands of miles with "plain" steering - but it was never a power-assist system run without assist. In general, I prefer the feel of un-assisted steering. Low speed parking, especially backing a trailer, is a lot more effort. In my experience, when traveling faster than parking lot speeds it isn't really any more effort than power assist steering. This experience covers compact cars, full-sized cars, light duty trucks (pickup), heavy duty truck (class 5 and class 8), without a trailer, with a small trailer (less than 20 ft [7 m]), and with long trailers (up to 53 feet [16 m]}. So with a "plain" gearbox, I would not at all mind not having power assist steering on a W115. _______________________________________ 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