Hydraulic Pumps and Castrol Engine Clean

Phil Rose pjrose at frontiernet.net
Tue Jun 24 11:48:40 EDT 2003

At 8:22 PM -0700 6/23/03, Derek Pulvino wrote:
>What I learned:
>-  All drag link sockets are created equally wrong for this job, so no use
>in trying to build a better bomb. Just modify as best you can.

Yes. Filing (or grinding) about 1/16"-1/8" off each end of the
drag-link socket's tip is a documented part of the routine, both in
Bentley and in lister posts.

>-  A hammered impact wrench would be a real wise thing to have around in
>completing this project.  Come to think of it, so would a bench and a vice.

What, you expect us to believe you've got no vices?

>Sitting in the side lawn does not this job complete.

You got that backwards--you're supposed to sit on the lawn with a
brew (in the shade of course) _after_ you complete the job. ;-)

>-  There's got to be a better way to prime the pump short of Bentley's prime
>before install idea.  How fun is it to install a pump full of Pentosin in
>this car while all of the Pentosin drains all over your engine bay?  None at
>all, that's how much fun it is!

If primed before installation, the well-equipped DIYer (not me) might
have a few small corks (or rubber stoppers) of the right size to keep
the Pentosin from leaking. As I recall, any Pentosin drips at this
stage should go where it was already messed up from the previous leak
(that's good corrosion protection, anyway). I don't recall at which
point I primed the pump, but it's certainly do-able _after_ it's
remounted (before drive-belt and hoses are attached).

But all's well that ends well.

Gotta get yourself a workbench, some vices (and a vise, too).


Phil Rose
Rochester, NY
mailto:pjrose at frontiernet.net

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