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My VS III Maloo

Deuce

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My steering guy advised that holden racks completely cover the feed at full lock and is not good for them.
Not much stress at idle, but very bad news for the pump if high rpm full lock is used often (ie skids)
 

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My steering guy advised that holden racks completely cover the feed at full lock and is not good for them.
Not much stress at idle, but very bad news for the pump if high rpm full lock is used often (ie skids)
Mmm yeah. But mine squeals if I'm getting in/out of a carpark at low revs. I try my best to never hit full lock because of it. Has your steering guy got any fixes for a noisy/heavy new steering pump? Haha
 

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But mine squeals
Whats the condition of the belt & tensioner?
The squealing sounds like a stretched belt or the spring in the tensioner has stretched.
 

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I was watching 'the skid factory' last night and he reckons that the new belts stretch in 5minutes and start squealing from new.
He was working on a 304 in a HQ so quite relevant.
 

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Yeah I have just replaced the belt and have it at a good tension (not too tight, but not loose). I replaced it in hope of a new belt fixing the problem but it didn't. Interesting about that comment saying the belts stretch quickly. Interesting and annoying. Maybe there is a better/lighter power steering fluid I can use to take some pressure off the system??
 

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Does anyone know where I could buy altezza/crystal headlights and corner blinkers for my ute nowadays?? They used to be all over eBay but now I actually have some money to spend on headlights they're nowhere to be found on the internet...
 

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So after a lot of thinking I have decided to get a second car while I take the Maloo off the road to get some body work done and then a respray - it needs/deserves it.
So my question is: does anyone here know of any panel beaters in the Wollongong area who they would trust to do a few rust repairs and a good, closed door respray on an older car? When I got the front end resprayed last time, rust came out from the panel edges within a few years. I don't want that to happen again.
 
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