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    Default WTB: Power Steering setup for 205 GTi

    Hi all,

    I feel the time has come to fit power steering to my 205 Gti. I competed in a bitumen motorkhana on the weekend and feel that having power steering would definitely improve the drivability of the car through the tight tests such as square slalom.
    I'm after the complete setup from either a late model 205 gti or an Si. Have copy and pasted a list of parts I would need from the 205 drivers site.
    I would like to get power steering in the car before the next meeting on the 20th of May so it’s a pretty tight turnaround. Let me know what you have and what condition it’s in.

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    Cheers, Patrick.

    • Power steering rack with hydraulic ram.
    • Power steering pump (located underneath Alternator).
    • Power steering fluid reservoir and mounting brackets
    • Lower steering column with universal joint
    • High pressure hydraulic pipe (half metal/half rubber) from rack to pump
    • Low pressure feed pipe from reservoir to pump
    • Low pressure return pipe from rack to reservoir.
    • Alternator adjustment bracket.
    • Alternator/Pump mounting brackets (bolted to the engine block, it contains the large bolt which holds the alternator in place).
    • All the nuts and bolts holding this lot together.
    PS. Electric power steering, would this be a better option???

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    I have a spare Si rack with ram. Not many pipes though. Its your for 50. Not sure of the condition. Looks to have no play in the arms. Will have a good look tomorrow and get a better description for you.

    Electric steering can be also done, I think Parry has done it...

    Also a rack from an Xsara VTS can be used ( as I am ) its only 2.6 turns lock to lock as opposed to 3.2 of the one your after or the 3.9 of and S1/2

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    Thats a bit of a difference in turns from lock to lock. Can't say that I knew that. Sounds like I should be trying to get a hold of a Xsara rack in that case. I'll see what I can find but if all else fails it might have to be the Si rack. Thanks Cam

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    Hi I have a complete kit from an si ready to bolt on everything you need! I'm in Melbourne pm me for infoo

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    I would grab the above deal as its all there and ready to go. Especially as you want it in and ready to go before the end of may

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    Take it to steering shop and get a new pinion seal fitted before fitting it (~$150). Most are at the age now where they leak. It's a real pain to replace the seal once the rack is in.

    '92 205 Mi16
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    Quote Originally Posted by PeterT View Post
    Take it to steering shop and get a new pinion seal fitted before fitting it (~$150). Most are at the age now where they leak. It's a real pain to replace the seal once the rack is in.
    My experience would agree. Definitely worth while.

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    use one of those steering knobs old people use, there great bit of kit haha
    The wrong oil is better than no oil at all.

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