Power steering

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Power steering

Postby Mc Tool » Mon Jun 23, 2014 12:13 am

I have a mk111 and am wanting to know a bit about fitting power steering , no problems with the pump but the rack is where I don't know . Does a later v6 crapi rack fit straight in ? , or do you have to modify something to fit , worth the hassle ?
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Re: Power steering

Postby Terra-Kotta » Mon Jun 23, 2014 1:02 am

I think from memory they fitted a 2.8i rack and modified it I don't think they fitted a 2.8i crossmember.

Haven't you got muscles? Power steering takes 9 bhp to run all the time. And you'd only need it between 0-5 mph.

It's cheaper to join the gym.

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Re: Power steering

Postby blitzy » Mon Jun 23, 2014 12:47 pm

Ok looked in to this myself.

IF it is a pinto 4 cylinder model then you need a modified cross member
got quoted about £180 from Tickover.
then you can use the 2.8 power steering rack
you'd need the power steering pump and mount for the pinto if I recall correct they come off a mark 3 Granada.

I worked out if I did all the conversion work i'd would set me back 400-500 quid.

Is it worth it? that's is down to you if you are finding it hard to drive without the PAS
then it worth it.

I did decide against this myself however I may have to rethink now.

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Re: Power steering

Postby Terra-Kotta » Mon Jun 23, 2014 1:01 pm

Get down the gym too!

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Re: Power steering

Postby Andrew 2.8i » Mon Jun 23, 2014 5:20 pm

Hi,
Aren't roller top mounts supposed to lighten the steering? A lot cheaper than the PAS conversion.

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Re: Power steering

Postby Mc Tool » Tue Jun 24, 2014 12:08 am

I do go to the gym ....3 times a week , I have to or I don't get paid :) . I want to put 15x6 or 7 's , 215-50-15 ......Rover engine, and I broke 9 left ribs ( I broke a lot of other stuff at the same time and the ribs wernt so important so they got left for a month and now Im stuck with the results ) and I want the Mrs to like driving this car too ( she's a petrol head ) but she's five foot fuck all and not into swinging on steering wheels so I promised her Id look into it .........and that's what Im doing .... right :xd:
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Re: Power steering

Postby chris_v888 » Tue Jun 24, 2014 6:48 am

hi as ive only ever had 1 1600mk1 all the rest have been 2.8 or 3.0 im not to shaw? i would thing a 2.8 crossmember would fit may have to modify engine mounts as said mk3 granny 2.0 p/s mounts then pipework good luck with it all will look see haw you get on???

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Re: Power steering

Postby NeilL » Tue Jun 24, 2014 5:51 pm

You might want to check out the parts for sale section! 2.8i cross member plus pump for sale!

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Re: Power steering

Postby chris_v888 » Tue Jun 24, 2014 7:16 pm

yep ive got them bits for sale ive got the rack but going to have it recond for a spear 8-)

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Re: Power steering

Postby Lee-mk2 » Wed Jun 25, 2014 8:56 am

Would you not consider something like a corsa electric set up?

Could be less work and more importantly a lot lighter.

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Re: Power steering

Postby Matty2148 » Wed Jun 25, 2014 9:07 am

Yeah you can use the 2.8 crossmember, it shifts the engine and gearbox forward about 3/4" so you may need to adjust your gearbox mounts, the 2l engine mounts are stll needed and they will fit on the 2.8 crossmember, the 2.8 pump will work, but, you`ll need to get a sierra/granada pinto powersteering pump bracket and tensioner, or make one yourself. Ive done the job myself so know its no biggy.


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