Series 1 Dicovery Steering Gear

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Series 1 Dicovery Steering Gear

Post by mitcho on Tue Sep 22, 2015 10:52 am

I have just upgraded my steering bars (x2) to heavy duty type and before I attach the damping shock absorber to the diff housing I am questioning the operational significance of a large cylindrical weight that is attached to the damping shock absorber bracket. Does this cylindrical weight complete with stainless steel tie wire serve any purpose apart from add additional weight and is it okay to leave it out of the install? Any feedback welcome.

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Re: Series 1 Dicovery Steering Gear

Post by ChrisTottman on Tue Sep 22, 2015 6:28 pm

Hi Mitcho,

I used to have a 300 Tdi D1 and fitted Wrap Around Front and Rear Diff Guards to it, I had to remove this large weight off off the front diff assembly in order to fit the steering rod to the diff guard as it replaced the default mount point.

I believe the weight is called a 'Harmonic Dampener' for vibration reduction from the front propshaft and I didn't find any issues with removing it. It was a PITA for me to get off so I was glad to be rid of it.

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Re: Series 1 Dicovery Steering Gear

Post by mitcho on Wed Sep 23, 2015 7:48 am

Chris,

Excellent!, I am thinking the same way its staying off unless I experience serious driveshaft vibration then I will look at my drive shaft being balanced.
Thanks for the comforting reply.

Mitcho Very Happy

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