If it is of any help:
3.6 Porsche powered T3 Caravelle has it's Porsche PS pump
we first built it, my then VW mechanic used a VW pump, and
it was very good.
like the Porsche pump because with the wider tyres it is
much so, that I have to readapt if I have not driven it
for a while, but once adapted it is great.
two Syncros, have stock VW pumps, and I have never wished
1990 C Type Caravelle 2WD has no power steering, and at my
age, I wish that it did.
it in a shopping centre car park is a time consuming
on the road I think that it is probably the best of them
My first T3, a 1982 air cooled window van, now
the Bergmeister, did not have PS.
I loved it, and had no problem with the
steering. but that was 38 years ago and I was much
I did a silly thing back then.
The Syncro became available and I wanted one.
I approached an exec at the importers and ask
for one with special features,
one of which was no PS, because the ’82 was so
He knocked me back so that I had to buy one
with the importers specs.
I’m so glad, because I think a Syncro without
PS would have been a disaster.
I have a Subaru power steering pump in my
syncro. It works fine - but so did the VW power
steering pump - No noticeable difference.
If your pump or rack is leaking you will
Best regards, Scott Pitcher SPB Consulting