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Posted: Mon Aug 25, 2008 10:16 am 
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:cry: Noticed a oil weep from power steering pipe that goes into the bottom of the pump.
Nut is as tight as it will go & pipe still has a little bit of play in it still. :oops:
Is there a O ring or something that could have worn?
Has never been taken off to my knowledge!

 

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Posted: Mon Aug 25, 2008 10:23 am 
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Hi

Yes there is an O'ring.

Replace it before it goes completely.

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Posted: Mon Aug 25, 2008 10:58 am 
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:D Thanks for that, do you know if its rubber or metal.
If rubber, would same size from my O ring kit be alright Or must it be a ford part?
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Posted: Mon Aug 25, 2008 11:34 am 
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It is Rubber.

When my O'Ring went, I just used one from an O'Ring kit and it worked a treat.

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Posted: Mon Aug 25, 2008 1:58 pm 
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Posted: Mon Aug 25, 2008 3:34 pm 
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if its leaking from the pipe and not the large 1" nut flush on the pump you will either have to replace the high pressure hose completely as you cannot access the o ring inside the nut or cheap fix that will work sometimes

1: cut the nut off the high pressure hose very very carefully in half , remove c clip and replace - nut is available as a ford spare part #FO-BA 3F656 B - approx $10

2: or even easier you could place a 5/16" x 9/16" x 1/8" VITON or DURO90 'O' ring on the front part of the pipe

i think its part #bs203 - i got one from a seal place including 2 new o ring seals # bs011 for the rack for $1


DONT use a normal o ring as it will not last - viton or the duro90 have a high temperature rating and are better suited for hydraulic oils
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Posted: Tue Aug 26, 2008 2:30 pm 
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if its leaking from the pipe and not the large 1" nut flush on the pump you will either have to replace the high pressure hose completely as you cannot access the o ring inside the nut or cheap fix that will work sometimes

1: cut the nut off the high pressure hose very very carefully in half , remove c clip and replace - nut is available as a ford spare part #FO-BA 3F656 B - approx $10

2: or even easier you could place a 5/16" x 9/16" x 1/8" VITON or DURO90 'O' ring on the front part of the pipe

i think its part #bs203 - i got one from a seal place including 2 new o ring seals # bs011 for the rack for $1


DONT use a normal o ring as it will not last - viton or the duro90 have a high temperature rating and are better suited for hydraulic oils


:D Mate thanks for your very helpfull info & part #'s.
I will keep your info for future but for now will get a new hose!
Do you know if there is a aftermarket hose of better quality the ford hose! :wink:

 

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Posted: Tue Aug 26, 2008 2:58 pm 
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Ford hose does the trick!
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Posted: Tue Aug 26, 2008 2:59 pm 
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not really - ford one is probably the best or maybe you could get one made at ENZED or PIRTEK
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Posted: Tue Aug 26, 2008 3:56 pm 
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Alex_01 wrote:
Ford hose does the trick!


But its a Ford hose now :cry: car has 69,000kms :cry:

Ok thanks guys will check out ebay for Genuine Ford hose! :wink:

 

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Posted: Tue Aug 26, 2008 5:14 pm 
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dc357 wrote:
Alex_01 wrote:
Ford hose does the trick!


But its a Ford hose now :cry: car has 69,000kms :cry:

Ok thanks guys will check out ebay for Genuine Ford hose! :wink:



welcome to the world of FRAUD :shock:
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Posted: Tue Aug 26, 2008 8:15 pm 
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Mine leaks every winter.

 

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Posted: Thu Aug 28, 2008 1:35 pm 
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badcooky wrote:
Mine leaks every winter.


:cry: So do you replace it yearly?????

I Ford hoses are the best & they are this bad,
:shock: Then maybe I should consider getting one made as Tiny56 suggested!

:idea: Will have to look into this more.

 

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Posted: Thu Aug 28, 2008 6:47 pm 
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No, i let it leak till the weather warms up.
The seals are not as flexible in the cold

 

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Posted: Fri Aug 29, 2008 12:42 am 
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just try wat i said - go buy a quality viton or duro90 9/16 x 5/16 x 1/8
'o' ring and shove it in there and problem solved for < 1$

this will work on ef/l series guaranteed but i think u got 'ba' and im unsure if its exactly the same - on the ef/l the pipe extends a liitle bit after the nut and the o rings fits perfectly on this and seals great
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