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37mpg
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PostPosted: Fri May 30, 2008 6:36 pm    Post subject: Steering Damper Reply with quote

Hye guys I have a 74 type 1 and I need to know the easiest way to replace the steering damper-since you all are vw gurus Help!
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PostPosted: Fri May 30, 2008 8:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey there!

I have never replaced one with the gas tank in. I just reached down and un-did the bolts and replaced it! However, with the gas tank in, you'll have to raised the front end, pull the front wheels and crawl in amongst it. However, I am really uncertain if you can get to it without pulling the tank.

Before you install the new one, pull it all the way out and compress it a couple of times, just to get it started.

Now, if you pull the tank, it is a good time to replace the rubber gas line, replace the screen in the tank and put in an in-line filter.

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PostPosted: Sat May 31, 2008 5:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Its realy not that hard do with the gas tank in. But it is better to raise the front end and pull both wheels off. It may take alittle work to get it back in place but like Greg said, compress it a few times first. It shouldn't take long to do. Before you start soak the nuts and bolts with penatrating oil. Good luck
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 01, 2008 7:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You'll have to move the steering wheel back and forth to get the end mounted to the steering linkage in a postition that is easy to reach. I've done it w/o removing any tires, but raising the car is a must.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 02, 2008 7:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

GregM wrote:
if you pull the tank, it is a good time to replace the rubber gas line, replace the screen in the tank and put in an in-line filter.


you will be surprised how much crap those things filter out.
good time to give that tank a flushing out too.

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 02, 2008 4:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sorry I didn't get to you in the chatroom the other noight. I was outside at the time.But like everyone else said,jack up the car and unbolt it and bolt the new one on. I have a bus so my procedure is a bit different. JT
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