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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 10-11-2014, 03:13 AM Thread Starter
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Changing to power steering w111 sedan - Fintail

I’m pretty new to the forum and MB Fintails. In my search for a decent Fintail I’ve realized that the standard steering is pretty heavy. I know that power steering was available as an optional extra - at least for the latest models/years. However, how “simple” is it to change from standard steering to a power steering unit? Is the unit available as an aftermarket part? Can I use i.e. power steering from a w108 – or other models? Or do I simply need to search for a used unit from a w111?

Thanks in advance for any input and advices

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it s not simple , i think you also have to replace the steering column [ different length ] .
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Seen someone add on a electric power steering unit on a standard steering keeping all original items.
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Hej Einar!

I checked in the EPC, and the support, pump and steering box seems to have the same partnumber on an W108 (at least with the six cylinder engines)
Agillot was correct, there is a different steering column shaft for the servo cars as well.

I would assume that this is a project which includes a fair amount of work, but still quite possible.

I dont know where in norway you are, but check out this link
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You might get lucky!
Just be sure that all the seals etc are in perfect order before you install it into the car!
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I don't have power steering and don't find the steering to be heavy at all. What size tires are you using?

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