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PostSubject: Re: Litesteer power steering   Mon Aug 20, 2012 2:06 pm

Thanks John - how's yours coming along?

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PostSubject: Re: Litesteer power steering   Mon Aug 20, 2012 2:10 pm

Slow progress - finding time is the main problem at the moment Rolling Eyes

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PostSubject: Re: Litesteer power steering   Mon Aug 20, 2012 4:54 pm

Great blog, good to hear you are pleased with your improvements.

(As a brummie myself, trust me, a lot of our conversations are bizarre, although it could be that I was born in Yorkshire.) Wink Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: Litesteer power steering   Mon Aug 20, 2012 4:55 pm

Didn't know you were a Tyke, DL.

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PostSubject: Re: Litesteer power steering   Mon Aug 20, 2012 4:58 pm

Only a teeny bit, left when I was 6 months old.

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PostSubject: Re: Litesteer power steering   Tue Feb 26, 2013 2:21 pm

Could anyone share ball park costs of having Danbury power steering fitted to our bays? The only online ref I have seen quoted £3,500. I know the Lifesteer option is '£1195 plus VAT @20% including fitting'.

Also, is anyone aware of a similar quality PS solution available up north?
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PostSubject: Re: Litesteer power steering   Tue Feb 26, 2013 3:12 pm

Check direct with Litesteer, they do have authorised fitting centres around the country.
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PostSubject: Re: Litesteer power steering   Tue Feb 26, 2013 3:28 pm

Mick - Dubtricks are authorised Litesteer fitters based in Dacre, just outside Pateley Bridge nr Harrogate They fitted Litesteer for Dalesman.

As you're based in East Lancs do you fancy coming to the Northern Meet in May?

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PostSubject: Re: Litesteer power steering   Tue Feb 26, 2013 3:41 pm

@Mick wrote:
Could anyone share ball park costs of having Danbury power steering fitted to our bays? The only online ref I have seen quoted £3,500. I know the Lifesteer option is '£1195 plus VAT @20% including fitting'.

Also, is anyone aware of a similar quality PS solution available up north?

Very pleased with my Litesteer fitted by www.dubtricks.co.uk last September, cost was £1194 inc VAT + fitting of £210.

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PostSubject: Re: Litesteer power steering   Tue Feb 26, 2013 4:33 pm

Thanks guys, much appreciated. I'll speak to Dubtricks.

Not sure about the meet, Absinthe, I'll have a look nearer the time, ta for the invite.
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PostSubject: Re: Litesteer power steering   Sun Mar 24, 2013 1:38 pm

Absinthe was down at Danbury last week for a service and to have tints and a petrol heater fitted.

Whilst she was there, Jason contacted me to express concern about the amount of play on the steering, which he attributed to the Litesteer PAS. He sent me a video which is here:



I subsequently spoke to Neil at Litesteer and he arranged for me to take her to The Old Dub Shop in Pill, just south of Bristol after we'd picked her up from Danbury on Friday afternoon. They are approved fitters of the Litesteer PAS system. Here she is on the ramp:



Spencer, the mechanic, was great and tightened the steering and actually spoke to Neil on the phone whilst we were there. He was going to Volksworld in the afternoon and I really appreciated him giving his time up to help. My problem is that we don't have any experience of driving anyone else's van so don't know how the steering should feel.

We then set off to drive home (couldn't have picked a worse day) and with Alison driving she said that the steering felt much tighter. I drove her yesterday and everything now feels fine. I just wondered if anyone else with Litesteer had had any issues.

Neil has been in touch again to make sure everything is ok - I'm impressed with his customer service and fully expect not to have any further problems.

We stopped at the services on the way home and used the petrol heater for the first time - what a difference to be able to have some heat in the van. Wish we'd specced one from the off really.

The journey home was a bit of a nightmare, particularly as we got further north. By the time we did the last 5 miles on the M6 to Leyland, Alison could hadly keep her on the motorway, it was so windy. We were very glad to be home.

Can't wait for the better weather now - itching to be out and about at the weekends but no sign of any sun yet.

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PostSubject: Re: Litesteer power steering   Sun Mar 24, 2013 3:24 pm

If it was just a matter of tightening the steering, couldn't Danbury have done it whilst it was being serviced? Surely it would have only taken them a couple of minutes.

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PostSubject: Re: Litesteer power steering   Sun Mar 24, 2013 4:01 pm

Glad you got it fixed and got home OK

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PostSubject: Re: Litesteer power steering   Sun Mar 24, 2013 4:44 pm

Kiteman - I'm not going to criticise Danbury for not looking at it - they said they were concerned that the Litesteer was putting too much stress on the steering box. They know that lots of members are having the system fitted and were worried that it wasn't suitable.

Neil is confident that there isn't an issue. I know that he had had discussions with Danbury at an early stage but negotiations apparently fell through.

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PostSubject: Re: Litesteer power steering   Sun Mar 24, 2013 5:32 pm

Not looking at picking holes with Danbury, just surprised that was all. They're normally pretty good with things like that.
Was wondering if it was something they couldn't fix because of the instal. Seems a shame you had to go elsewhere. Should have explained myself a bit better.

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PostSubject: Re: Litesteer power steering   Sun Mar 24, 2013 7:02 pm

They probably would have had a look if I'd asked them but I wanted to get Litesteer to check it out.

I've always found Danbury fine and they've always sorted things out for me.

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PostSubject: Re: Litesteer power steering   Mon Mar 25, 2013 10:38 am

With regard to Absinthe's post including the Danbury video:

1. Do we know what type of Kombi is being used to compare Absinthe with. Was it an original LHD factory Kombi or one already converted to RHD with or without Danbury PAS? I think it's only fair to compare like with like, ie it should have been one that was lowered, RHD and with Danbury PAS.

2. Absinthe I feel you were right to contact Litesteer in the first instance about any issue to do with their power steering unit.

3. I don't think it would have been appropriate for Danbury to touch the Litesteer system at this point either hence I understand the need to take it to a Litesteer approved centre.

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PostSubject: Re: Litesteer power steering   Mon Mar 25, 2013 10:41 am

My thoughts exactly Tim. The video was useful but a bit inconclusive, hence why I got Neil involved.

All seems fine now - be interesting to talk to Neil and Danbury at the same time, at the Sleepover!

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PostSubject: Re: Litesteer power steering   Mon Mar 25, 2013 3:49 pm

Video?

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PostSubject: Re: Litesteer power steering   Mon Mar 25, 2013 3:54 pm

@Tallulah wrote:
Video?

Click the word 'here' in Absinthe's initial post.

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PostSubject: Re: Litesteer power steering   Mon Mar 25, 2013 4:04 pm

Aha! Missed it on the first read though.

Looks like an standard 'unedited' komparison Kombi, but there was certainly a worrying amount of play on Absinthe regardless of what the comparison vehicle was.

Glad it's all sorted.

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PostSubject: Re: Litesteer power steering   Mon Mar 25, 2013 4:10 pm

Hope this isn't a silly question Abs, (I'm not too clued up on Litesteer) but have you got rack and pinion steering, or the original steering box?

My understanding is that power steering just makes it easier to turn the wheel, and it doesn't put extra strain on the steering mechanism, but could be wrong.

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PostSubject: Re: Litesteer power steering   Mon Mar 25, 2013 4:12 pm

Absinthe just has the original steering set-up ie. steering box with the Litesteer kit added.

Litesteer PAS is designed to fit the standard T2 steering set-up.

Danbury PAS is designed to fit with an aftermarket rack and pinion system.

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PostSubject: Re: Litesteer power steering   Mon Mar 25, 2013 4:13 pm

It's the original steering box and, as I understand it, Neil has strengthened part of the chassis to accomodate the new PAS.

I'm afraid I'm the wrong man to ask about technical details. I'm a drive it and enjoy sort of guy, and not a fix it and understand one, sadly. My engineer Dad must be spinning in his grave. My brother got his practical skills - I got his words... Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Litesteer power steering   Mon Mar 25, 2013 4:18 pm

Thanks both, all info gratefully received.

Pity we missed you on Friday, Abs, you could probably see Pat's house just over the river from Pill.

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