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PostPosted: Sun Jun 17, 2018 11:45 am 
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Any top tips for getting the steering rack mount out of the RHS on an 1850?
Workshop manual just says withdraw bracket and u bolt. I can't see any way to get it clear of the oil pump?

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 17, 2018 12:08 pm 
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Only way I know is to undo the engine mounts and jack it up the 5cm or so needed to clear.

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It's been a while since I replaced a rack on a slant but I seem to remember jacking up the engine slightly with a block of wood on the sump to get clearence :D

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 17, 2018 12:36 pm 
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Oki doki guys, thanks.

Hollow laughter at #4 in the workshop manual.

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I notice it doesn't mention "remove engine first"
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 17, 2018 1:17 pm 
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i have just done my rack also 1850, i removed nut from OS engine mount and jack engine up enough to be able to get it out, i then noticed i needed a new UJ on the column so have done it twice now.

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 17, 2018 2:27 pm 
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When I did my 1850, the bracket came away in 2 parts. The long U-bolt ( upwards and then sideways ) and then the bracket bit. I thought it was something fitted to all early cars ??? My late Sprint had the 2 parts welded together though.
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The ones on Binny are definitely a single part bracket and U bolt welded together. I tried separating them... very definitely 1 part.

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 17, 2018 8:07 pm 
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Oki doki guys, thanks.

Hollow laughter at #4 in the workshop manual.

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I notice it doesn't mention "remove engine first"
:roll:
Well there, now you see Haynes and his much maligned manual says
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"Support the right-hand side of the engine on a jack and remove the engine mounting. Raise the engine a little with the jack to enable the procedure in paragraph 5 to be carried out."
Pays to read both! :)

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Well there, now you see Haynes and his much maligned manual says
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"Support the right-hand side of the engine on a jack and remove the engine mounting. Raise the engine a little with the jack to enable the procedure in paragraph 5 to be carried out."
Pays to read both! :)
I can't believe I'm saying this...... "I might have to get a Haynes manual"

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I can't believe I'm saying this...... "I might have to get a Haynes manual"
Steady on now, open talk of such a nature could get this thread moved to the TDC dark net. :wink: :lol:

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Remember to open the bonnet before jacking the engine.. ;)

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I can't believe I'm saying this...... "I might have to get a Haynes manual"
Steady on now, open talk of such a nature could get this thread moved to the TDC dark net. :wink: :lol:
It's here!

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A bit battered and used, but what do you expect for £1+postage? :)

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 04, 2018 8:20 pm 
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Ok, I guess it's my turn then, so, my names Rafael and I own a Haynes manual! :lol:

(rogue Autodata one got in the pack!)


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