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85 5K Power Steering fix?

quk@isham-research.demon.co.uk (Phil Payne) wrote:

In message <359CFDC6.C61DC9B4@MCIONE.com> four.rings@mcione.com

> >I need to R&R the power steering pump and hoses in an 85 5000S.
> >How much time should I figure?

> 1. Pump: genuine ZF kit - $18. Rebuid time - 40min.

>Don't forget to fill the pump with Pentosin and turn it a couple of
>times before mounting it on the car.  Even one or two turns with the
>pump completely dry can knacker[1] it.

Yeah, I forgot to mention it, kinda goes without saying.

A buddy of mine went through two pumps in a row, that he bought
from a rebuiding source. His conclusion - the rebuilt pumps are

-"Did you prime the pump before putting the belt on?"
-"What's that?"

His third pump, rebuilt_and_primed by me, works well.
Igor Kessel
'89 200TQ -- 18psi (TAP)
'98 A4TQ -- mostly stock
Philadelphia, PA