bobins wrote: ↑10 Jun 2018, 20:08Apologies if you've covered this before, but do you know what condition your steering rack is in ? I ask purely to see if there was a production year that they were modified with better components and so don't fail. It is possible to just about see the condition of the pinion shaft by shining a torch through the wheel on driver's side wheel arch and hunting around to find it, but you get a much clearer view by inspecting it via the driver's footwell - about a half hour job (including cup of tea) and needing only a 10mm socket and a 13mm socket or ratchet spanner.
I'm not equipped to self-inspect for time being, but did get a set of photos taken through the wheel, and got a dealership time for first thing tomorrow morning. Topics to cover:
1) calibration of my RT6 RNEG2 retrofit (zero gps, bluetooth echo) 2) steering rack inspection 3) general thp engine care strategy, looks like really gotta baby this one..
Stay tuned on this bat channel for further updates tomorrow.