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Polished Steering Surround.

308vkcalais

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I'm doing a little tidying up on my V8 Calais.I've removed the poxy, twisting factory steering wheel 4 a sports steering wheel later on but 4 now I'll run with my old spare SL steering wheel.Gunna replace the upper & lower bearings on the steering shaft.As the steering lock housing is removed atm I was gunna give it a sanding up 2 remove any paint then gradually polish up with finer sandpapaer until it's a fully chromed housing.I've seen it on tuff WB stato, I thought it looked wild.I'll slap up a pic when I refit it...
 

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Whilst you are talking about steering columns...

My steering wheel/column was shifting about a 1/4 inch since I have had the car and I got a new upper steering column bearing from Holden, so genuine part. Anyway, I replace it and it's still the dang same! The movement is there still. Is this normal for VK Calais'? I don't know what else to check.

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Mine wasn't too bad & had only slight side 2 side movement.I was just replacing them while I was there.As far as I know you shouldn't have any movement considering you've replaced the top bearing.It maybe the lower bearing because if worn it would still allow movement but more towards the bottom.
 

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I had a bit of movement in mine after putting in the clutch+brake pedal box, theres a single bolt (might be a nut on auto pedal boxes) which secures the steering column to the pedal box.

Difficult to explain, but you might want to get under there and check that its tight.
 
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