It was never 'good" as it was trashed when I got it with a seized pump are rusted through cylinders, pitted steering column. New springs and seals and bearings in the control valve, new pump, new tubing, new cylinders. Generally it leake when steering and not when the sterring wheel is not being turned.
Yes I felt the edge slide over easy. My only worry is I left too much travel up and down by not tightenign the nut enough.