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PS Fluid Eating Hoses

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by willyswanter, May 12, 2004.

  1. willyswanter

    willyswanter 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    I have a rubber hose running from my PS resevoir lid over to my overflow bottle and the fluid is eating through it and now bubbling through throughout the length of the hose... What type of hose do I need that won't get eatin but still be stretchy enough to use barbed fittings?
     
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    you need a hose that is capable of either being a power steering return hose or a tranny cooler hose. Either one of those should work fine for your app as long as it isnt a high pressure app.
     
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    Exactly. They make hose specifically for this purpose.
     
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    Well I knew they did but I have a bad habit of being lazy and cheap so I found something in the garage that would work after spending $475 on custom hyro hoses for my steering and hydroboost... Guess I'm headed to the zone, auto zone.
     
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    Get some power steering return line from NAPA. They even have it with a reinforced fabric outter braid.
     
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    Whether it is Gates brand from Napa or Goodyear from Autozone it's the same thing.
     
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    We found out about this little problem the hard way as well. Vacum line is what I would say half of us grab to run vent lines. It works great to vent air but any petroleum product will eat it.
    We started using fuel line. It seems to be flexible enough to use barb fittings but will still resist the petroleum products. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    Fuel line is what I use for axle vents as well, but that's not what you want for P/s return.
     
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    He's not talking about a pressurized line. Just the overflow from the lid of his resevoir to the overflow canister.
     
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    Ahh. Fuel line would be fine then.

    Tranny line/ps return hose is better quality and very similar in price though.
     
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    Yeah there is no pressure, just an overflow line to my summit recovery canister. It's so nice now not leaking when getting off camber...
     

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