URGENT help - power steering

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Post by Bikergonebald » Sat Apr 21, 2018 12:55 pm

I’m trying to get ready for an event tomorrow. I’ve had the power steering pump off and had pirtek but a new flexible in to the old pressure feed hose.
After refitting it’s leaking where the power steering pipe screws in to the back of the pump. I took the pipe back out, made the threads were clean and free and the nut slid freely against the flared pipe then put it back together.
Same problem.

Can I or should I use any sort of sealer?

Thanks
Kevin.


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Post by Coupe Racing » Sat Apr 21, 2018 1:57 pm

Make sure the pump hasn’t cracked
Also try some PTFE tape on the threads but as you say they should mate without anything added


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Post by Steve_S » Sat Apr 21, 2018 4:05 pm

ptfe tape the gas one its thicker



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Post by gtcse8 » Sat Apr 21, 2018 4:45 pm

Kevin there are Two types of flares on the output pipe, check which one you have.
The common one seals against a brass cone that's pressed into the housing.

The other type uses an oil ring against a squarish shoulder in the pipe, if the O ring has dropped off you will get leaks, same with the brass fitting in the early type if that has cracked or fallen out.


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Post by Bikergonebald » Sat Apr 21, 2018 7:41 pm

Found the problem. Hair line crack in the steel pipe where it goes in to the pump, so that was a waste of money getting the flexibles changed in it. :(


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Post by Coupe Racing » Sat Apr 21, 2018 8:03 pm

Crack was a fair bet


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