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Offline Harry Dee

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Steering Column Marriage (W187)
« on: January 28, 2011, 05:12:58 PM »
In the attached picture there is the top end of a 220 steering column. The tube is steel (number 2) and the end nozzle is aluminum (number 1). But has anyone ever been able to separate the two?

First I thought they are just pressed together, so I tried to heat them apart. But now I have a bad feeling that the aluminum part is casted straight on to the steel and thus cannot be separated as one piece.

Any thoughts or experiences on the subject?

-Harry
W114 250 C 2.8 - W114 280 C - W187 220
Speed kills but it also makes you very fast!

Offline Harry Dee

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Re: Steering Column Marriage (W187)
« Reply #1 on: January 29, 2011, 06:39:13 PM »
I talked to friend of mine about this, and he, too, think the steel rod is casted straight into the aluminum. The MB parts catalogue also lists the two as one part. But still, anyone ever seen the two apart?
W114 250 C 2.8 - W114 280 C - W187 220
Speed kills but it also makes you very fast!