Is it critical that the steering gear case cover is tight. The reason I as is, in-order to get the set screw hole in the cover to line up with the gear case, I need to back off the cover from completely tight. It does have a slight bit of slope there.
If will be fine. It's more important to have the screw installed. If it rattles more than you want, pack it with grease and/or add a shim under the cap. ;)
Sounds good, thanks Ken.