undoing high pressure pump->bomb HP hose's banjo bolt

Kneale Brownson knotnook at traverse.com
Fri May 10 23:24:40 EDT 2002

At 08:37 PM 05/10/2002 -0400, Brett Dikeman wrote:

>Well, I just refilled the reservoir and started the car...with a
>light down in that general area.
>Started it up, then looked back under the car.
> From the front corner of the car, I could see a nice thick stream of
>hydraulic fluid shooting out between the metal pipe and the outer
>foam-looking jacket.
>It took about 20 seconds to empty the reservoir.  Add to my problems
>a huge lake of pentosin on the driveway.  <sigh>
>About my only luck today seems to be that the Russian etka site came
>back up, and Chris happened to pop online.
>I had initially misread the ETKA diagram and come up with some odd
>part number(10 looked like "13") but Chris got it right...443 698 483
>F(the high pressure supply line to the bomb from the pump.)  He even
>found a picture from Zygmunt Motors:
>That lovely hooked end goes right around the bomb and completely out
>of sight; I couldn't see it at -all-, but the Bentley diagram(how
>lucky for me I actually loaned out V1, not V2) shows the bolt to be
>on the bottom of the whole assembly.  You've got the engine mount on
>top, and the bomb/subframe below, so I'm not sure how to get access
>to it.
>So, aside from the "where do I get this thing on a Saturday morning"
>problem, I've also got a "how do I get the bottom connection off"(top
>couldn't be easier from the looks of it.)
>Achive searches turned up a bunch of writeups about how to do a bomb
>change(which involves similar stuff, both require removing the HP
>line of course) but nothing that actually describes how to get at
>that banjo bolt.
>Can anyone offer some tips, or is this just a no-brainer, and it will
>all become clear when I get the car is up on jack stands?

I THINK it's fairly easy to get at from beneath with the car up on
jackstands, Brett.  I haven't replaced that hose, but if I remember
correctly from when I was installing the little wiring harness to stop the
A/C clutch electric spikes from destroying the ECU, you can see the
bomb,  its anchorages and the fitting clearly.

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