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@  braebyrn : (17 February 2021 - 02:32 PM)

service manual

@  kevandkaye : (06 February 2021 - 12:24 AM)

still here! I pop in now and again for anything relevant..... i love you guys! LOL

@  Marchi1 : (13 January 2021 - 12:20 AM)

I think we can do that

@  ejguillot : (01 January 2021 - 07:29 PM)

Happy New Year all! Let's keep this board alive for 2021.

@  dezldave961 : (26 November 2020 - 07:26 PM)

Same. While having my GTP from 02-14, I built it for a buddy in 09 and bought it from him in 16. Going all out now while we're still on partial shutdown. Great way to pass the time.

@  ejguillot : (19 November 2020 - 08:36 PM)

Welcome back earth1. I'm still sticking by my project regal, even if it has been a garage queen for the last couple of years.

@  earth1 : (18 November 2020 - 03:27 PM)

I want to thank those who run this site for their dedication and for keeping this site going through the years. To have a really good Regal GS, one has to have an extraordinary level of dedication to the car that includes a long-term commitment to it, and not just a passing fancy. Similarly, to the people that keep this site going through the years had to have a similar level of dedication and commitment to keeping it going. I just want to tip my hat, pay my sincere respect to this level of commitment, and say thank you. I will try to contribute what I can. I know that these cars are 20+ years old now and a lot of people have moved on from them, but I want to be counted as one of the ones that stuck with them for the long-term. I hope to see others that love their Regals be active here in this site, and for the Regal community to support each other. Count me in.

@  earth1 : (16 November 2020 - 07:49 PM)

I finally remembered my password and can get logged in. I have missed posting to this forum. Lots of things to add here from my own Regal GSE project.

@  ejguillot : (20 October 2020 - 03:32 PM)

Well, welcome back!

@  Marchi1 : (13 October 2020 - 11:58 PM)

Holy Crap I got in...finally remembered my login

@  dezldave961 : (08 October 2020 - 02:13 PM)

:peeks around the corner:

@  ejguillot : (06 October 2020 - 01:41 PM)

Glad to hear there are still lurkers around.

@  buck531 : (05 October 2020 - 12:15 AM)

sup turd buckets?

@  de.regal : (04 October 2020 - 10:50 PM)

Still lurk every day

@  tpivette : (03 October 2020 - 02:32 AM)

Sucks these forums are as vacant as they are... oh well, there's still the faithful like us!

@  kevandkaye : (27 September 2020 - 02:40 AM)

Yet still, we lurk. :o

@  ejguillot : (27 September 2020 - 01:08 AM)

Yeah, Facebook took over and killed forums.

@  dezldave961 : (26 September 2020 - 03:24 AM)

Ya, most of the original wave of active members have changed vehicles to something (probably) less mod-friendly, with the occasional person in an LS or Hemi that they do some bolt-ons to. Kinda sad that forums faded.

@  ejguillot : (23 September 2020 - 09:02 PM)

Finally updated my signature to match my current Buick.

@  ejguillot : (10 September 2020 - 03:20 AM)

Things are terminally quiet around here...


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Grooves where 4 teflon o-rings ride on pinion housing


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#1 braebyrn

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Posted 18 February 2021 - 03:13 AM

Leak at the inner tie rod boots caused me to remove and disassemble my rack and pinion. Are these grooves supposed to be there?
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Posted 19 February 2021 - 02:39 PM

After talking to a technician at BBB industries he said that the grooves will be there on some of the higher mileage units.  They rebuild about 60% of the rack and pinions in the US and he said that they will take a hone to the ones that look questionable.  He said that his company has the ability to sleeve them, but the Magnasteer ones they don't because of the magnet unit prevents them from doing that and usually just throw them away and find a better core to rebuild. 


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Posted 24 February 2021 - 06:06 AM

We ended up using a small hone and resurfaced it.  The grooves almost disappeared. 

 

The bearing on the end of the pinion shaft we could feel a bit of a catch when rotating it.  After looking up the numbers on the bearing, it was discovered as an oddball bearing and only found over seas and in amounts of 10.  It measures 10x30x8mm.

 

However after checking with my local bearing supply, they had one that matched all but one dimension.  This is going to be resolved by using a 30mm centerbore bit to remove 1mm of material to allow the new bearing to seat properly below the locking ring.  I found a centerbore bit from Amazon for about $15.00.  Not sure if this will do the trick, but we are gong to give it a try.


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