Interesting changes Re emissions +

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As stated in the article a leaking steering box is classed as a minor fault, but sooner or later it will stop leaking as all the oil has drained out. The next thing that happens is the steering box seizes, probably when you are driving down the motorway at 80 MPH.

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The linked article says the UK gov have no say in it.......
Yes they do, but the spineless penpushers won't do anything.
We are leaving the European magic roundabout/gravy train so we do as the Greeks and Spaniards do....If they don't like a directive they ignore it.
 
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I really don't think that's going to apply to many vans and cars today.
Modern vehicles (trucks excluded) have rack and pinion steering, not a steering box,
The Steering box went out with front drum brakes and dynamo's.
You have a long memory!

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I really don't think that's going to apply to many vans and cars today.
Modern vehicles (trucks excluded) have rack and pinion steering, not a steering box,
The Steering box went out with front drum brakes and dynamo's.
Point taken but would the same not also apply to steering racks?
 
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What about the emissions?

Maintaining a DPF
The DPF is designed to capture and store those harmful exhaust particles that cause so many problems when they escape into the air. The issue is they only have a finite lifespan and need to be emptied or burned off to regenerate and continue to function correctly.

In most cases, a good run down the motorway is the solution for removing the excess emissions soot in the DPF. It ensures that the car doesn’t emit smoke of any colour, especially the tell-tale black smoke associated with diesel engines.

Euro 5 regulations introduced in 2009 made them compulsory. If you have one on your vehicle and you haven’t had a good run down the motorway, you might be best to have a garage check the DPF before your MOT comes around.
 
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Usual blame it on the EU job I doubt the regs will be the same all over the EU its the way our civilk service apply the rules and gold plate them thats the problem (same as when health and safety gets taken way too far)

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I really don't think that's going to apply to many vans and cars today.
Modern vehicles (trucks excluded) have rack and pinion steering, not a steering box,
The Steering box went out with front drum brakes and dynamo's.

My Mk2 Disco had a steering box
 

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Point taken but would the same not also apply to steering racks?

No, most are sealed for life inside Gaiters, so unless you have a split gaiter you will not get a "Fail".

My Mk2 Disco had a steering box

Yes but, Fred Flintstone had one of those I think?:D2(y)
And my Vauxhall Omega.

G-M where always last in the queue when it came to new tech!. :whistle:

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