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Old Mar 13th, 2017, 11:59   #1
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Hi - I am new to this forum although a member of VOC for a year with my old XC70. This weekend I picked up my 1990 340GL Variomatic. Condition is excellent, but find the steering a bit heavy after being used to power steering for many years. In the past I have had about four of these cars - they are great fun and looking forward to showing her in the summer.
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Old Mar 13th, 2017, 12:42   #2
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Looks amazing, good luck with it.
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Hi mate.
As we say here in Belfast, she looks a cracker lol.
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Hi - I am new to this forum although a member of VOC for a year with my old XC70. This weekend I picked up my 1990 340GL Variomatic. Condition is excellent, but find the steering a bit heavy after being used to power steering for many years. In the past I have had about four of these cars - they are great fun and looking forward to showing her in the summer.
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Get two new tyres , 35 psi,a couple more if you like and it becomes reasonable especially with 155 x 13 tyres . The recommended 28 psi is ludicrous .
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Hi - thanks for the tip - I'll inflate them later today - at the moment I have 175 SR13 - if I change them should I change all the tyres to 155 SR/13?
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Looks tidy! Do you have any more pictures? I'd keep the 175 wide tyres and try adjusting the pressures, they shouldn't be *that* heavy to steer. They look pretty awkward on 155 wide rubber. My 360 GLS isn't too bad and that has a heavier engine over the front wheels with 185 wide GLT "Leo's".
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Stick to 175 front tyres.

Heavy steering is most often caused by by the strut top mounts starting to break up
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