Mud in my Veins
Join Date: Oct 1999
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Re: PS pump convert
I too used the stock pressure hose from the van when i did the swap on my 93. Yes it routes kinda funky along the steering box but it doesn't get near any moving parts so I'm happy [img]images/graemlins/cool.gif[/img] Zach sent me the hose with the pump and it had the pressure switch also, which is weird because I thought only 4-bangers needed such devices [img]images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]
FUNNY STORY: I replaced the pressure hose on my old pump several years ago at the same time that I botched my timing cover gasket replacement and had to tow it to the shop so they could fix my err since I was disgusted with the project at that point. Anyway, i noticed when I bought the hose that it had the hole for the pressure switch but it didn't have a plug or instructions in the kit, so I assumed there was a 1-way valve in the big blocky part of the hose so I didn't need a plug... thus I left it open.
Well of course I hadn't fired up the engine yet because coolant leaked out of the timing cover as soon as I poured it into the radiator (yes, that's how bad I botched the cover dowel alignment [img]images/graemlins/wink.gif[/img]) so the shop was the first to fire the engine when they were done..... You already guessed it, they said when they fired that baby up it was quite a surprise when that port shot PS fluid 50 feet across the shop, splattering the ceiling and one of the walls while coating about 2/3 of my engine compartment [img]images/graemlins/chairfall.gif[/img]
The phone call from the shop owner was hilarious, he was still kinda shocked and apparently got quite a kick out of it... he was laughing hysterically after he found out that I had left the plug out and not them... good stuff [img]images/graemlins/laugh.gif[/img]
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