green gold pump leak

Bernie Benz b.benz at
Mon Jun 21 00:30:40 EDT 2004

Comment below, Ken.

> From: <auditude at>
>> From: Bernie Benz <b.benz at>
>>> 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 or
O-ring.  This holds for any banjo bolt seal, 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.
>>> Ken
> Bernie,
> Thanks, I think that's true.  I checked with BAP Import Parts and they said
> there were no seal kits in their nationwide system.
Why do you think that a seal kit is necessary?  Likely not, as all parts are
available indivudually as required.  Find the leak!
> 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).
Probably just the seal type for the banjo bolts and maybe also the bolt
size, as I recall. 
> 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.
I've been using the hydraulic fluid for my Ford Quatro tractor with no
problems for many years.


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