Steering wheel question

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#1 Steering wheel question

Post by LeffeBrune » Mon May 28, 2018 6:22 am

My S1 OTS is registered in Germany. Last Friday I took it to the TÜV (the German equivalent to what I think is the MOT in the UK). They took issue wit the steering wheel. They said that only wheels that have a letter combination engraved are permissible. Others could be cheap and unsafe aftermarket wheels that break. My garage here in Brussels said my wheel is a normal wheel and that they were not aware that there were wheels with engravings to evidence conformity with any safety or quality standards.

I attach a photo of my wheel.

Any thoughts on this?

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#2 Re: Steering wheel question

Post by abowie » Mon May 28, 2018 7:27 am

Correct. The original wheels have no marks or engravings.

Of course, if you crash the wheel will not kill you, because the steering column will spear you through the heart first.

There is absolutely no way to make a car designed in 1960 safe by today's standards. Of course, trying to explain that to the idiot who took exception to your steering wheel is also impossible.
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#3 Re: Steering wheel question

Post by JJC » Mon May 28, 2018 3:54 pm

I would go by one day when the idiot who told you that is away taking an advanced idiot course at Jackass University.

Good luck !

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#4 Re: Steering wheel question

Post by Heuer » Mon May 28, 2018 4:06 pm

Yes, try another testing station. Alternatively Google the TUV requirements document and read up what is says. Tell them here is no other steering wheel that will fit without compromising steering integrity.
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#5 Re: Steering wheel question

Post by Doug Buchan » Mon May 28, 2018 10:51 pm

abowie wrote:
Mon May 28, 2018 7:27 am
Correct. The original wheels have no marks or engravings.

Of course, if you crash the wheel will not kill you, because the steering column will spear you through the heart first.

There is absolutely no way to make a car designed in 1960 safe by today's standards. Of course, trying to explain that to the idiot who took exception to your steering wheel is also impossible.
The collapsable steering rod from a series 2 helps.
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#6 Re: Steering wheel question

Post by abowie » Mon May 28, 2018 11:15 pm

Doug Buchan wrote:
Mon May 28, 2018 10:51 pm


The collapsable steering rod from a series 2 helps.
True but you can't buy them. If you could I'd fit them to all of my S1 cars in a heartbeat.
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