956xl steering oil leak

Discussion in 'Classic Machinery' started by Flat 10, Sep 15, 2018.

  1. Flat 10

    Flat 10 Member

    Fen Edge
    Our 956 is leaking oil from the orbital unit under the dash? Is it tricky/difficult/expensive to change/repair? Looks like a total PIA TBF. @Gapples @Richard Devon Thanks
  2. Gapples

    Gapples Member

    Take the steering obitrol out yourself & then take it to a dealer to reseal.
    Unless you know what you're doing don't strip it yourself, they are tricky to do & have to be timed on reassembly.

    Prior to removing the orbitrol just have a look at the pipes that go into it, I'm just remembering I've changed several, they crack beside the olive.
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  3. Flat 10

    Flat 10 Member

    Fen Edge
    Thanks very much(y)
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  4. Richard Devon

    Richard Devon Member

    sorry, just picked this up.......exactly what Gapples says......the orbitol needs to be reassembled correctly and be timed up, also there's a very delicate seal at the top which to install needs a tool not unlike something you would find in an Ann Summers bargain basket
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  5. Mr Happy

    Mr Happy Member

    As previously stated unless you know what you are doing when repairing a steering unit you can get in a right old muddle. It must be timed properly as it will turn into a hyd motor. One hydraulic company who specialises in repairing orbital units is B &N Hydraulics Ltd tel nr 024 7666 7654.
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  6. essexpete

    essexpete Member

    So tell us all how acquainted you are with the latter!

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