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 Post subject: Stupid power steering pressure line.
Posted: Thu Jun 30, 2011 5:12 pm 
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Hi all,

My power steering line where it bolts into the pump has a slow leak..

The nylon bush or seal or whatever it is, is loose or cracked or something and I can't stop the leaking.

Is there any way to change that nylon seal thing inside the line fitting? I had a look at a spare (also loose) and couldn't see any way to get it out.

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 Post subject: Re: Stupid power steering pressure line.
Posted: Thu Jun 30, 2011 5:27 pm 
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Hi, without actually seeing it i'm wondering if you can use some plumber's tape (teflon tape) around the threads on the pipe? Easy to get hold of; Bunnings or Supercheap amongst others will have it, a few bucks a roll..

 

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 Post subject: Re: Stupid power steering pressure line.
Posted: Thu Jun 30, 2011 7:03 pm 
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the thread isnt leaking... its behind the thread... I just found a post that details how to change the nut over, but I've also just found that Malz is open tonight and they have one whole unit for 70 bucks.. or I can just order one off ebay for 50 shipped.

Not sure what to do now.. time is my issue.
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Posted: Thu Jun 30, 2011 11:27 pm 
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frankieh wrote:
the thread isnt leaking... its behind the thread... I just found a post that details how to change the nut over, but I've also just found that Malz is open tonight and they have one whole unit for 70 bucks.. or I can just order one off ebay for 50 shipped.

Not sure what to do now.. time is my issue.

change the nut----bondy99 had the same thing.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Stupid power steering pressure line.
Posted: Thu Jun 30, 2011 11:29 pm 
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yeah thanks, I just found that thread..

Turns out I need to replace the whole thing, seems there is a crack or something down the other end as a full pump emptied itself down there in a minute. (top seeps out but the bottom is flowing)

found a repacement pipe at malz for 70 bucks so will get that.
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 Post subject: Re: Stupid power steering pressure line.
Posted: Thu Jun 30, 2011 11:29 pm 
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as hans said... George said the nut retails for $13...

All the details are in bondys thread...

 

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 Post subject: Re: Stupid power steering pressure line.
Posted: Fri Jul 01, 2011 12:40 am 
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Yes, I read that thread earlier, however I now have a crack in the pipe at the bottom near the rack too.. nut wo..ntfix that
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Posted: Fri Jul 01, 2011 1:37 am 
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frankieh wrote:
Yes, I read that thread earlier, however I now have a crack in the pipe at the bottom near the rack too.. nut wo..ntfix that

read that,later :cry: :cry: :cry: new hose

 

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Posted: Fri Jul 01, 2011 1:41 am 
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I must have bumped the pipe when putting the engine in and cracked it or something.

damn think has been leaking top or bottom for so long now it will be good to finially have power steering that doesn't leak.
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Posted: Fri Jul 01, 2011 1:45 am 
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I must have bumped the pipe when putting the engine in and cracked it or something.

damn think has been leaking top or bottom for so long now it will be good to finially have power steering that doesn't leak.

look on the good side i6 hoses are easy to get,v8s are hard and big bucks

 

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Posted: Fri Jul 01, 2011 1:52 am 
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yeah I guess it is cool I rang the closest repco and malz looking for a power steering hose for a 15 year old car and they both had one.
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Posted: Fri Jul 01, 2011 4:49 am 
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Or do what i did with my ED. Went to earls with the fittings, and had a proper PS line made up, with fittings that dont leak. No more nuts that work loose and o rings that fail.Will post pics in the morning.

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Posted: Fri Jul 01, 2011 11:11 am 
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Or do what i did with my ED. Went to earls with the fittings, and had a proper PS line made up, with fittings that dont leak. No more nuts that work loose and o rings that fail.Will post pics in the morning.

Brett

Very interested. What was the cost?

 

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Posted: Fri Jul 01, 2011 11:25 am 
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yes. I've not picked one up yet so curious too.

The one I was gonna get is from malz and is a kelpro, looked like the fittings were different slightly from factory, but it has the same rotation bush in it though.
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Posted: Fri Jul 01, 2011 12:26 pm 
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frankieh wrote:
yes. I've not picked one up yet so curious too.

The one I was gonna get is from malz and is a kelpro, looked like the fittings were different slightly from factory, but it has the same rotation bush in it though.


Try and ring some of your local power steering specialists. I had a quote for $80 odd for a new hose that was fabricated for EF/EL without the universal join bit that is prone to leaking, but instead it just has a straight tube into the back of the PS pump. I haven't had any leaks from it...the only leak I got was from the PS nut itself which was fixed up by some gasket maker (Permatex...it fixes a lot of leaks!). Bayford Ford in Victoria also sell them if you want them to post it, can't remember the price but it is also a modified version without the rotating join.

 

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