pump-rack hose final

DAK dak at rochester.rr.com
Thu Oct 3 11:25:24 EDT 2002

Right! I forgot to mention. As far as I can tell, the noise is less than
or equal to what it was before. What I'm comparing with is when I did
lock-to-lock on the old hose, I would hear groaning at full lock. With
tne new hose, that is very subtle. At full lock is when the old hose
would gush fluid, so I assume that is either higher load, or more
backpressure in the hose because the rack isn't taking as much fluid.
I also tried lock-to-lock with the wheels on the ground after my test
drive to check the noise and I didn't notice anything!


Phil Rose wrote:

> David,
> That's good news, so far (especially for us Rochester-area owners). Have
> you had a chance to decide if the pump noise level is still
> "normal"--i.e.,  shows the expected effect of keeping that restrictor
> insert in the new hose?
> Phil
> At 8:49 AM -0400 10/3/02, DAK wrote:
>> OK, I got the hose(s) installed, resevoir filled, did the lock-to-lock
>> steering thing, topped up fluid, no leaks. Road test, no loaks. Looks
>> good! So, to recap, had the two rack hoses rebuilt for about $60. Found
>> a local source for $13 pentosin (yeah). I also have some heater hose on
>> my pump suction line. If anyone wants the details of where I got the
>> hoses made, contact me or check the archives for this week. I also have
>> pictures of the hoses available for the asking.
>> Thanks for all the input along the way!

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