[V8] Power Steering high pressure line
john at bysinger.net
Thu May 6 17:57:53 EDT 2004
This was great advice, I priced out the part with a friend at a vw shop,
$240. So 2 days ago I shipped it via USPS to spokane hose... Just got the
call back, $34.65 including return shipping! So it's on the way back to me
now. May be able to take the V8 out for a nice weekend drive in the
Now I get to turn my attention to my other project vehicle... my 1983 Jeep
CJ-7 decided today was a good day to throw a u-joint. Vehicles sure keep
life interesting don't they? :)
From: Korn, Bob [mailto:Bob.Korn at Fike.com]
Sent: Wednesday, April 21, 2004 5:55 AM
To: 'John Bysinger'; 'v8 at audifans.com'
Subject: RE: [V8] Power Steering high pressure line
Send it to these folks. They have rebuilt all my hydraulic lines. Usually
same day turn around, they speak metric, and install swivel joints for easy
re-installation. Very reasonable prices. May take a couple days, but well
90 V8 Pearl
04 F150 Supercrew
From: John Bysinger [mailto:john at bysinger.net]
Sent: Tuesday, April 20, 2004 11:43 PM
To: v8 at audifans.com
Subject: [V8] Power Steering high pressure line
Well I narrowed down the culprit of my power steering fluid leak. It's at
the end of the first section of flexible high pressure hose (normally right
behind the head sheild.) So I've pulled the line, and taken it to a couple
of hydraulics shops to see if I could get it repaired. Unfortunately the
leak is right at the crimp end of the flexable tubing and both shops didn't
want to mess with it.
Does anyone out there with a parts car want to pull one and sell it to me? I
haven't tried to price out what just this section will cost me as I don't
need to replace the entire high pressure line. If someone knows the part
number on this that would help calls to the parts shops as well.
As always any other advice is more than welcome... Also here's a couple of
pics of the line one showing where the leak is.
(closeup of where it's leaking)
It's been down for only a day and a half and I miss driving it already :(
On another note, for those that have done performance upgrades... What type
of suspension tuning have people done? I know there is a set of sport
springs available, are there stiffer sway bars available?
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