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extending the reservoir on the power steering pump

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by surpip, Jul 11, 2006.

  1. surpip

    surpip 1 ton status

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    I know a lot of you guys have used the radiator hose to extend the pump reservoir, have the hoses held up ok? I know the rubber they are made with is not designed to stand up to ATF so i was wondering how the inside of the hose looked after a while
    and if anyone had a extra reservoir they can send me:D
     
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    I used gas line. A foot of it was all of $2. Went to the hardware store and got a 1 3/4 galvy barbed/screw end to put a lid on and done.
     
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    good idea ok
     
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    Had mine for wel over 4 years and just filled it up yesterday and still no problem
     
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    Mine looks fine after a year, but then again I use real power steering fluid as well.

    I've got one you can have. $700 and it comes with a free TBI 350 and 700R4.
     
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    Here is a couple pics of my set-up i added. The hose i used is P/S hose and is 3/4" diameter and the hydro-boost reservoir has a 3/4" nipple on the bottom that it attaches to and the power steering boot is a chrysler item and if you look i have the part number for it in my gallery. Ok, took the liberty to find the part number for you, #4333475 from a Chrysler dealer.

    Power steerin resevoir 001.jpg

    Power steerin resevoir 006.jpg
     
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    i use rad hose also... no problems in the errrrrr 2 years (?) that I've had it on there. Might be 3 by now.

    j
     
  8. surpip

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    dude you rock ass!!!!!
    went to the parts store, couldent find the right PS pump for my truck the return hose line was pointing the wrong direction on all of them, so i will be rebuilding my own.
    good idea!!!
     
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    also one more question
    will a dubble ended ram work with assist?
    i only want to buy one ram(full hydro at a much later date) so i want a duble ended one now
     
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    Koldsimer told me to get the radiator hose that had the metal "coil" running through it so that when the fluid is pulled out it will not suck the hose down on itself as bad.
     
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    You dont need that as long as your cap is venting properley.
     

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