green gold pump leak

auditude at auditude at
Sun Jun 20 19:02:24 EDT 2004

> From: Bernie Benz <b.benz at>
> Date: 2004/06/18 Fri PM 09:37:30 EDT
> To: <auditude at>
> CC: 200q20V mailing list <200q20v at>
> Subject: Re: green gold pump leak
> > From: <auditude at>
> > 
> > So last night there is a get together in the In-n-Out parking lot.  BMW's,
> > Audi's, and VW's.  There's some decent eye candy, but I notice that my car has
> > a small puddle under it.  Turns out my power steering pump is leaking,
> > apparently from the crush washer/banjo bolt area on the top of it.
> >
> >
> Not the likely leak source, Ken.  Much more likely would be one of the
> cylinder heads, the X head caps, 4 for the PS and 2 for the PB.  Degrease
> the pump well with solvent and then find the real leak.  If indead that you
> are right, it is the supply line from the reservoir, just loosen the banjo
> bolt a half turn and retighten, no need to replace the copper washer.  This
> holds for any banjo bolt washer, I never have.
> Bernie 
> > 
> > Is this a standard size crush washer so that I can source a replacement
> > locally, or is this something special that requires me to find a dealer or
> > other source?  Where's a good source?
> > 
> > I've always noticed that the upper hose, to the reservoir I believe, was a
> > little close to the dipstick and wasn't routed in the thick metal wire
> > clamp/support coming off the enigne bracket.  Since I have to mess with that
> > fitting I'll be able to orient the hose better, which is something positive.
> > 
> > Thanks,
> > 
> > Ken


Thanks, I think that's true.  I checked with BAP Import Parts and they said there were no seal kits in their nationwide system.

I just checked out the pump from the 4ktq donor motor and it appears the hub for the pulley has been pushed against the pump.  One corner was broken at the threaded hole and the pulley was bent.  

I don't have any tools to pull and press my stuff onto this pumps shaft, so I think I'm parking the 200q20v until I find a seal kit.  The stuff I read made it seem like the procedure wasn't that bad.

I noticed the earlier pumps aren't interchangeable, and that actually the 3B cars had a unique pump from the 10v 200's.  Or at least the part numbers are different, 054 145 155BX for a rebuild from TPC vs. 034 145 155X for a rebuilt for an '87 5kt (which I have available).  

By the way why would the '88 5ktq's have their own pump?  I had an '88 and I don't know of anything special about its hydraulics.

034 145 155DX
      88 Only   5000
      88 Only   5000 Turbo
      88 Only   5000 Quattro
      88 Only   5000 Turbo Quattro

Since I'm looking for a seal kit, where's a good place to get Pentosin?  I bought a can at BAP the other day for like $23.  I would prefer something like $11 mail order or something, if that's possible.



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