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Hydro assist pumps

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by MT wheeler, Nov 21, 2005.

  1. MT wheeler

    MT wheeler 1/2 ton status

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    I have done serches and found lots of good information on how to set it up but I have not found information on what to do about the power steering pump. I have heard the pressure needs to be boosted and the resivoir needs to be enlarged--But how? :dunno: Any info is greatly appreciated.
     
  2. pvfjr

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    Hmm, I saw a write up on drilling out a fitting and stretching a spring, but I can't find it or remember where it is.
     
  3. mikey_d05

    mikey_d05 1 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    Reservoir mod:

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    For the pump mod you just stretch the spring a little, drill out the fitting one size larger, and notch the back of it to increase the flow at low RPM's, check out WTO's site, it's on there somewhere.
     
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    Thanks for the info, I found the article and it is exactly what I was looking for :laugh: . Nice pic of the extended top of p/s pump. Just cut the neck and extend with hose huh? Cool.
     
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    Just get a length of radiator hose and cut the top off of a SPARE ps pump. Jam the neck of the spare into the hose, clamp it, put the original cap on and voila.
     

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