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#1 B.O.X

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Posted 22 January 2014 - 05:29 PM

Just wondering if people have any pictures or photos of their actual work of moving the power steer reservoir & what they did for hoses.

second time I've replace those gay hoses, want something more reliable, possibly braided?

#2 blingcommander

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Posted 23 January 2014 - 05:08 AM

how are the hoses failing?

#3 s14tom

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Posted 23 January 2014 - 09:06 AM

https://www.chasebay...or-nissan-240sx

#4 B.O.X

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Posted 23 January 2014 - 10:57 AM

That kit looks sick. ill look into it.
just wondering, does the reservoir have to be above the pump so the fluid will drain into it or will the pump just suck it thru?
bling, first time my intake pipe rubbed thru the feed line & this time it just started to leak (they look pretty swollen too) prob due to the fluid I used.
want something i don't have to worry about again.

#5 mUnky-matt

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Posted 23 January 2014 - 03:01 PM

if you use the right hoses you'll never have trouble.. sounds like you used heater hose or something like that?

#6 B.O.X

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Posted 23 January 2014 - 04:27 PM

nah, used genuine hoses. nulon power steering fluid is the problem. just stick to dex 3

#7 STR8E180

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Posted 23 January 2014 - 05:59 PM

its pretty easy to do

there is a pipe bolted onto the power steering pump
its got a 2 bolt flange with 2 star bolts holding it onto the power steering pump
remove that and cut the pipe of the flange and reweld it so the pipe is facing the direction you want it

then make a bracket to bolt your reservoir where u want it
i reuse the standard reservoir but i cut the mounting brackets of it and weld on my own

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#8 richo79

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Posted 23 January 2014 - 06:08 PM

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#9 richo79

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Posted 23 January 2014 - 06:15 PM

Lightweight braided hose for pressure side, standard return. Internally baffled reservoir.

Away from heat in air filter enclosure.
There's another pic in my gallery.

#10 B.O.X

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Posted 23 January 2014 - 08:50 PM

Thanks for the idea's guys. you both get me thinking everytime...

Kemp, u used the charcoal canister location?

Richo, standard location, different reservoir?

Edited by B.O.X, 23 January 2014 - 08:52 PM.


#11 STR8E180

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Posted 24 January 2014 - 06:22 AM

View PostB.O.X, on 23 January 2014 - 08:50 PM, said:

Kemp, u used the charcoal canister location?
Yep

#12 richo79

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Posted 24 January 2014 - 02:25 PM

Note quite, yes.

#13 B.O.X

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Posted 29 January 2014 - 05:50 PM

Kemp, do you have better/closer pics?

#14 STR8E180

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Posted 29 January 2014 - 06:21 PM

View PostB.O.X, on 29 January 2014 - 05:50 PM, said:

Kemp, do you have better/closer pics?
Of what ?

#15 B.O.X

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Posted 29 January 2014 - 10:34 PM

the reservoir mounting & lines. did u have to cut & weld the pipes on the reservoir? when i test fitted it it was very close to the chassis rail.

#16 STR8E180

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Posted 30 January 2014 - 05:09 AM

View PostB.O.X, on 29 January 2014 - 10:34 PM, said:

the reservoir mounting & lines. did u have to cut & weld the pipes on the reservoir? when i test fitted it it was very close to the chassis rail.

I didn't cut any of the lines of the reservoir
All I did was cut one of the mounting brackets off
The other mounting bracket I kept there but I welded a piece of steel to it then on the other end of the piece of steel I welded a mounting bracket

#17 B.O.X

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Posted 11 June 2014 - 03:48 PM

I ended up using a LS1 reservoir cause both the outlet & return face forward. looks nice & neat but i think the way the fluid swirls its causing air to get in.
Gonna try & do what u did with the standard one Kemp. Just wondering which side u cut?






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