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May 26, 2020, 11:58:18 PM

Steering coupling info red ring of death

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Reply #45 on: April 06, 2020, 06:04:27 PM
Agreed, I would pay for and get reinforced if I could, but neither Just Kampers or Heritage show them on their websites ;)

This one looks to be the right type but I need to check if they ship to the UK - https://www.paruzzi.com/uk/volkswagen/front-axle-steering/steering/3369/

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Here it is... Just Kampers... A tad over £35    (It is genuine VW)

https://www.justkampers.com/111-415-409-steering-column-coupling-lower-flange-vw-beetle-1946-2003.html


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Reply #46 on: April 06, 2020, 07:51:05 PM
Great. I think I'll order 2 in case any one else needs one :)

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Reply #47 on: April 06, 2020, 08:19:36 PM
Agreed, I would pay for and get reinforced if I could, but neither Just Kampers or Heritage show them on their websites ;)

This one looks to be the right type but I need to check if they ship to the UK - https://www.paruzzi.com/uk/volkswagen/front-axle-steering/steering/3369/

Cheers :)

Hugh the 2nd

Here it is... Just Kampers... A tad over £35    (It is genuine VW)

https://www.justkampers.com/111-415-409-steering-column-coupling-lower-flange-vw-beetle-1946-2003.html
Thanks Paul.

When I said I'd order 2 I meant from the Dutch site, but that was before I read your link ;)

I shall go with the genuine from JK.

Cheers :)

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Reply #48 on: April 06, 2020, 08:35:42 PM
Thanks again, ordered from Just Kampers :)

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Reply #49 on: April 06, 2020, 10:03:25 PM
Also try Lee Southerton at Volksmagic 0121 541 2278.

Lee has many many contacts in the VW world and can get most things. He got my last original coupling no problem.

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Reply #50 on: April 06, 2020, 11:01:35 PM
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Reply #51 on: April 07, 2020, 08:02:54 AM
the sort I used on Amy’s beetle for Shaggy it will last for years and not break into two, pity nobody in the UK sells them although repeats sales would be virtually non existent.


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Reply #52 on: April 09, 2020, 01:32:03 PM
Happy to report a Just Kampers one via e bay at £11.25 with free p&p arrived within 48 hours and looks fine German made and rubber.


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Reply #53 on: April 09, 2020, 02:31:39 PM
Snoopy can you do me a favour and stick a multimeter on continuity across 2 of the metal rings.  I got a new reinforced couple and mine was conductive.  Seems they had reinforced with wire rather than fibres.


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Reply #54 on: April 10, 2020, 08:26:52 AM
ah too late Gordon it is fitted and bridged but it is solid in the middle if you try and bend it so think there is a sprung steel X plate in there to the bolt holes.


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Reply #55 on: April 10, 2020, 09:50:27 AM
took the bridge wire off and column earth circuits are inoperative and I get 0.67 ohms on 2k or with diode flow tester  711 ohms.
Can remember at work a protected earth vehicle was showing a negative fault it turned out to be the air intake rubber tubing which had the restricted air flow switch on it but the hose had nylon chord strengthening not wire spiral so not expected.
guessing the steering coupling is not pure rubber but perhaps a composite however the spacers are not connected by metal.


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Reply #56 on: April 21, 2020, 06:27:17 PM
Just Kampers have emailed me to say they can no longer get the reinforced coupling, so I will order the normal one as per Snoopy's purchase.

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Reply #57 on: April 21, 2020, 10:28:07 PM
Hugh I had the same email, so have ordered one from Paruzzi in the Netherlands


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Reply #58 on: April 22, 2020, 07:03:10 AM
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Reply #59 on: April 22, 2020, 09:05:50 AM
strange the UK firms cannot stock the woven ones somebody must be making them.