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Should it have oil in it when I config it? what brand is good?

Manual says

oil type: API GL-4 SAE 90

capacity: 380 - 400 cc (23.2-24.4 cu in.)

 

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4 hours ago, WME said:

The tag joint pinch bolt should line up with the flat in the shaft.

After you get the steering wheel hooked up, turn it as far as it will go in one direction and turn it all the other way, counting the turns. Turn it back 1/2 the way. Make sure the front wheels are pointed straight ahead. Install pitman arm and see how things align 

Pitman arm needs to be aligned with the index marks. This is the only way you will get an equal side to side turning radius. You can not use the method you outlined. Pitman arm first, then align the steering wheel.

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I can’t get the steering coupler to clamp. The screw will keep going but the coupler will never hold position? And if I over filled steer box should I siphon some out?

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