|05-18-2003, 01:09 PM||#1 (permalink)|
Join Date: Jun 2002
Member # 12499
Location: In a Snap-On truck tryin' to make it pay
Power Steering gearbox in! Woo Hoo
In spite of my teasing Slade, he's really a very kind and generous person. Several weeks ago (and I mean several) Mike kindly sent me the gearbox from his white rangie. Well, I immediately cleaned it up and proceeded to let it lie in front of my shop door so I had to walk over it to get to my toolbox. This mornin', Tuffjarhed (a true Pirate if there ever was one) came over and instantly told me he could only stay three hours. In spite of my stripping the threads from the nut, we still had it in place and the bolts started before he had to leave.
Anyway, it's in, it's bled, and it doesn't appear to leak at all, much less as badly as the one I took out.
Props to Mike and Tuff
Wrenchin' to riches!
If you want peace, prepare for war.
|05-18-2003, 04:28 PM||#2 (permalink)|
Join Date: Dec 2001
Member # 8768
Slade would have been way cooler had he just sent you the box and not overcharged you.
Money grubbing thief!
Glad to hear it doesn't leak. Quick, seal it in JB weld before it starts to.
Speaking of leaks, I'm convinced that there are several that we forget to fix when dealing with our PS boxes.
I have a different leak on each LWB. Let me elaborate:
On LWB #1 the hose fittings that are crimped onto the short U-shaped supply line have failed. The hose spews out fluid under pressure, and that is the only place. I am going to remove that section and have another one made.
On LWB #2 it is the hose clamps on the reservoir that are shot. IMO, overzealous owners and mechanics tighten down the hose clamps until they destroy the hose. My leaks at the reservoir were eliminated when I drained the system, cleaned off the hoses/reservoir, and cut off about 1.5 inches of the hose ends. Reused the clamps and all is dry so far.
I'll let you guys know how fix on LWB #1 goes.
How come Tuffjarhead never says anything????