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fluid retention

Discussion in '1969-1972 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by rrent, Nov 10, 2002.

  1. rrent

    rrent 1/2 ton status

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    Spent the last couple of days getting my '72 to hold fluids. First were new tranny lines - the ones on the truck when I get it were 4" to 6" to short, someone had made extensions, these had at some point been converted to small pieces of rubber hose - which leaked in a big way. I got new ones from LMC - they also seemed to short, but before I broke out my flare kit and started making extensions - I did a little forceful fitting and got them (stretched) into place as they should. Next leaker was power steering box (yep, seals in the box were history). I installed a good used (I hope) steering box and new hoses.

    Maybe now I can park on a driveway without leaving spots like an untrained puppy on the carpet.
     
  2. yellowmoon

    yellowmoon Registered Member

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    Aren't first gens sopposed to leak? Thought it was like the those SR71 jets, but instead of sealing up when it goes fast, thought it was when they got to bouncing? /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif
     
  3. rrent

    rrent 1/2 ton status

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    yellowmoon - I'm beginning to think you are right - still a drop or two coming off of the power steering pump. Nothing throwing a little more money at it won't cure.
     
  4. chulisohombre

    chulisohombre 1/2 ton status

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    try some power steering fluid with leak sealer in there.that fixed my steering box leak.now for the rest....i still gotta find them
     

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