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Robert Noel Reddington
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Username: bob_uk

Post Number: 425
Registered: 5-2015
Posted on Saturday, 15 August, 2015 - 08:13:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

All cars with a steering box and independent front suspension have a steering idler. The steering idler mimics the steering box on the other side sort of.

The steeting idler is also often a steering damper. RR cars have this feature.

The steering idler has brgs to hold the shaft steady and also a paddle which moves a piston to and fro. The piston moves oil through an orifice which gives damping. Like a lever arm shock damper.

The only maintenance is remove a plug and top up to the bottom of the hole with oil.

If there is no oil then there are bleed nipples to get the air out.

Being Rolls-Royce the steering idler is of very high quality and I have never heard of anybody having to replace it.

There is a cutaway picture in the manual showing the filler plug and nipples. Every 5 years will do.