M un-powered (rusty
Join Date: Nov 2007
159 2.2 Heavy steering compared to the courtesy car 1.9 JTD
My 07 reg 2.2 JTS is with the dealer for some warranty work which also includes change of the power steering fluid which was the wrong type (red colour), as it was noisy and creaking at low speed!
I now have a 08 reg 159 1.9JTD as a courtesy car. First thing I noticed was how light the steering was compared to my 2.2. I spoke to the dealer just now and he says this loan car still has the old type steering fluid in it! So this suggests the fluid type does not affect the steering heaviness/lightness.I find the loan car very easy to throw around bends despite it being a diesel! I would have thought the diesel being slightly heavier than my 2.2 petrol, mine should be easier to steer i.e. lighter steering.
Any one have any ideas as to why the steering feels so heavy on my car or feel that their steering is heavier than other 159's you may have driven??
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