Join Date: Jul 2011
County: Australian Capital Territory
plastic washer on steering rack
Just found steering liquid completely drained. Mechanic checked my 159 and said that pressure house from pump to steering rack has plastic washer instead of metallic one, that is broken. Exactly where it is attached to steering rack. I just got car from the dealer who tried to rectify noise in the steering system changing pump-bottle etc. I am wondering is this plastic washer a feature or the bug? My dealer is kinda bad and I am not believe them too much. I use them just because car is under warranty. However question is - was plastic washer a mistake of dealer that put it there changing the pump or it is really OEM? Usually high pressure fittings use bronze washers and it is first time that I see the plastic one.