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Hydro assist hose size ?s

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by clarkjw24, Mar 22, 2006.

  1. clarkjw24

    clarkjw24 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    I was wondering if 3/8 hose would be to big for my hydro assist. I see that most have used 1/4. Reason I asked is because I've already bought the 3/8 hose (only because thats all they had) and was gonna reduce it down to 1/4 at the steering box. Would this cause a volumn issue? I've got to order some more fittings so I can also get 1/4 hose, just wanted to know before I spent another $20 on hoses.
     
  2. Chaddy

    Chaddy 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    I dont think it would be a problem. The pressure-volume will be the same at the fitting, there will just be more fluid in the system. Im not a pro though so some1 might disagree
     
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    I just recently read that Howe recommends a minimum of -6 (3/8") & prefers -8 (1/2") hoses for their PS systems.
    The fluid speed thru the 1/4" could cause cavitation and possibly "water-hammer"-like conditions.
     

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