pump-rack hose final

Bernie Benz b.m.benz at prodigy.net
Thu Oct 3 08:54:24 EDT 2002

STOP!  Don't play Lock to Lock!  You'll likely blow the rack's piston rod
seal with the right hand lock's extreeme pressure, then you can R & R the


> From: DAK <dak at rochester.rr.com>
> Date: Thu, 03 Oct 2002 10:25:24 -0400
> To: Phil Rose <pjrose at frontiernet.net>
> Cc: 200q20v at audifans.com
> Subject: Re: pump-rack hose final
> 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!
> David
> 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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