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Steering asnwer and washer jets spec (more) (archive)

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Posted by Greg on December 17, 2000 at 10:09:10:

In Reply to: Wiper Washer Jets and a Loose Steering posted by Ghassan Shaheeb on December 15, 2000 at 21:40:39:

You should adjust jets using a niddle. Take a marker and do the following. On the driver's side, make two marks. One should be 220 mm from the left edge of the windshield and 550 mm from the top edge. Second should be 465 mm and 245 mm from the left and top edges respectevely. These are the points where the jets should be aimed to, first pair of figures for the left jet, second for the right. Same measurment technique applies for passenger side, but figures are 465 mm and 285 mm (left jet) and 215 mm and 540 mm (right jet). The figures apply to E34 chassis and taken from the factory fish (I can't publish the picture to make it perfectly clear but assume the above is reasonable for understanding)).

Steering. You might not have variable power-assist steering. If tightening the nut behind pedals doesn't help, box is most likely worn and should be replaced. I would check the entire suspension first because no box play should make big problem on hi speeds. There's adjustment nut on the steering box itself, but I wouldn't advise to play with it. There're examples of stuck steering on the turn after such adjustments. The box on E34 is designed so that it eliminates play automatically until certain limit, of course. Your car has probably reached this limit.



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