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Hi there
I am getting quite a few oil patches on my drive and the MOT advisory mentions a leaking steering box. Any ideas on how to top this up - apologies if that's really obvious) how much it should old and likely causes?
The steering is pretty heavy, but then my other car has PAS. Thanks as always.

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I presume it is a Burman box in your 72?

Oil leak is usually from the lower oil seal where the Pitman arm is.

Filler plug (it is in fact not really obvious, tbh!), oil weight etc, see here:
Burman Box #1

When you remove the filler plug, check if it is vented......there was a Technical Services Bulletin from Alfa issued, that recommended to drill a small hole in the side of the filler plug to vent the box, as the burman box lacks venting and led to leaking, for which see Papajam's post here:
Alfa Romeo Bulletin Board & Forums - View Single Post - Steering box leak
 

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I had a drive in another spider yesterday, thanks Matt, and the steering was much lighter, despite having wider tyres. Will upload a photo of the steering box, not sure how to access it as it is buried beneath carbs.
 

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i run here in the states red lithium grease, ( get up to 110 here in the summer, and my tube headers are less than 1" away from the steering box, 84 spider ) i have run it his way for 4 years now, very smooth no grinding, stiffenss at all.. and no drips
 
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