DUKW steering box leak

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uglydukwling
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DUKW steering box leak

Post by uglydukwling » Sat Nov 14, 2020 7:48 am

Is there any way to stop the leak between the bottom cover and the body of the steering box? There's a shim pack in the joint, so obviously no place for a gasket. I'm afraid that even a liquid sealant would affect the adjustment if it isn't completely squeezed out (as well as making an unholy mess). Should I just accept that steering boxes leak, and fill it with the John Deere corn head grease that antique car restorers resort to?


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Re: DUKW steering box leak

Post by whatthedukw » Wed Nov 18, 2020 7:30 am

I have found that the four bolts on the bottom of the box do loosen up on occasion. I have actually started to drill small holes in the bolts and I now run a safety wire through. I have also switched my grease to tube grease or pump grease.

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