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Power steering conversion

Postby sarmatt1 » Sat Feb 17, 2018 11:17 am

Hi.

I have 1996 swb 2.0 petrol, but non power steering.
Does anyone know if the diesel model power steering system is the same as the petrol?
I am hoping it’s maybe just a different bracket for the pump on the engine.
Any help will be greatly appreciated.
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Re: Power steering conversion

Postby cherniy_chack » Sat Feb 17, 2018 4:43 pm

sarmatt1,The steering rack is the same as the diesel, which is petrol.
Pumps are different.
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Re: Power steering conversion

Postby sarmatt1 » Mon Feb 19, 2018 12:49 am

Cherniy-chack, thanks for the info much appreciated.
Will look into sourcing the parts
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Re: Power steering conversion

Postby dumper » Mon Feb 19, 2018 9:49 am

I have a diesel set up for sale low miles off my old camper
MK 8 L4 H3 Motorsport campervan
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Re: Power steering conversion

Postby sarmatt1 » Thu Feb 22, 2018 1:43 pm

Hi dumper.
Thanks for your reply.
If it’s all working ok, how much would you like for it?
Also, I am near Gatwick for logistics side of things.
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Re: Power steering conversion

Postby vanfox » Thu Feb 22, 2018 3:25 pm

Quite prepared to be corrected here, I think you will need a duplex crank pulley, unless already fitted, a pinto or DOHC pump mounting bracket plus pump, reservoir, hoses and a belt.
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Re: Power steering conversion

Postby sarmatt1 » Thu Feb 22, 2018 10:23 pm

Hi vanfox.
Thanks for reply. I was thinking the engine bracket would probably be different to the Diesel engine.
Trouble being, the petrol vans are not too common so unfortunately I can’t just ask someone to look under their bonnet.
More research needed I think when I get time.
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Re: Power steering conversion

Postby vanfox » Thu Feb 22, 2018 11:58 pm

These engines were fitted to, amongst others, the Sierra etc. Some had power steering, go look/ask around breakers. If you buy the Haynes book for the petrol transit, 1468, most all will be revealed.
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Re: Power steering conversion

Postby sarmatt1 » Fri Feb 23, 2018 3:10 pm

Now thats a good point.
Thanks for advice, will get on with that at the weekend.
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Re: Power steering conversion

Postby cherniy_chack » Fri Feb 23, 2018 7:31 pm

Two years ago, I helped my girlfrend buy and change the 2.0L petrol engine on the Transit.
We bought a motor and power steering pump from a gasoline Sierra.
The pump is exactly the same.
A transitional plate and a flywheel from the old motor were installed on the motor from the Sierra.
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Re: Power steering conversion

Postby finn_mccool » Fri Feb 23, 2018 8:04 pm

Let us know how you get on. I may need to consider power steering when this thing eventually gets back on the road.
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Re: Power steering conversion

Postby MinorMatt » Fri Feb 23, 2018 9:29 pm

If you fancy a trip to Haywards Heath next time i am there you can look at a DOHC with PAS, and a diesel with PAS at the same time as yours to see whats different. I have a diesel setup spare and sitting in the back of a van too
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Re: Power steering conversion

Postby vanfox » Sat Feb 24, 2018 11:33 am

As an alternative would it be possible to adapt an electric steering pump instead of using the belt driven power sucker?
Just a thought....
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