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? for the guys with hydraboost

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by big d, Oct 16, 2003.

  1. big d

    big d 1/2 ton status

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    just picked a hydraboost unit up at the yard. /forums/images/graemlins/cool.gifgot a quick question, im pretty sure i know where everything goes, but what is the single big hose that comes out of the side of the power steering pump for ? /forums/images/graemlins/1zhelp.gifsomeone please let me know, and picks would even be better. thanks. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif /forums/images/graemlins/k5.gif /forums/images/graemlins/usaflag.gif
     
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    jac6695 1/2 ton status

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    One high pressure line out of pump, two return lines to pump- one from brake booster, one from steering box. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    big d 1/2 ton status

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    the yard took this off for me. i called and got a hold of them, they told me it was for the reservoir and they didnt take it off. wtf ? on hydraboost, the reservoir is seperate from the pump ? do/please tell ? also, got pics of yur system ? /forums/images/graemlins/confused.gif /forums/images/graemlins/ears.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thinking.gif/forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif /forums/images/graemlins/k5.gif /forums/images/graemlins/usaflag.gif
     
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    jac6695 1/2 ton status

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    Oh you mean THAT big hose. /forums/images/graemlins/1zhelp.gif Yeah its for the reservoir that mounts to the side of my alternator bracket. Mine is a big block (87) and I think deisels have that as well. Sorry no pics.
     
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    If they didnt give you the resivor with it I think they owe you a part!
     
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    Stephen 1/2 ton status Moderator Vendor

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    Yup, go get the reservoir, that's one of the nice things about a hydro boost, you're set up for ram assist from the factory!
    All diesels and 1-tons had hydroboost but there were some variations in reservoir placement and I've seen some that didn't have a separate reservior, whether from the factory or after an individual "worked" on it I don't know.
     
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    What do you mean, set up for ram assist from the factory? What am I missing here? I've got a hydroboost setup and I wasn't going to use it. Please explain Stephen!
     
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    He means the extra capacity of hydraulic fluid in that remote reservoir. The typical small block pump doesnt have enough fluid capacity to run some of the bigger rams.
     

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