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robotennis61
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PostSubject: really messed up last night!   really messed up last night! EmptyThu Apr 10, 2008 12:29 pm

as i was flushing out my power steering system with seafoam,and following all the instructions,when i went to hook everything back up,the wrench slipped off the inlet hose and snapped off the plastic outlet nipple dunce headbutt ! what a bone head move! wrestling around a 3800 lb riv with no power assist is no joke! i think if i can tap a npt fitting into the resevoir i might be able to hook it back up. any advice for bonehead over here would be greatly appreciated!
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PostSubject: Re: really messed up last night!   really messed up last night! EmptyThu Apr 10, 2008 12:45 pm

Sorry, no advice here. Just wanted to say I haven't heard of using Seafoam in the PS system.
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PostSubject: Re: really messed up last night!   really messed up last night! EmptyThu Apr 10, 2008 12:52 pm

Use quick drying JB Weld to epoxy the nipple back in. Just make sure to stand and hold it there for as long as it is necessary.
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PostSubject: Re: really messed up last night!   really messed up last night! EmptyThu Apr 10, 2008 7:58 pm

JB weld/high temp epoxy might just work.
i too have never heard of seafoam in the ps pump. was the p/s not working right?

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PostSubject: Re: really messed up last night!   really messed up last night! EmptyThu Apr 10, 2008 8:40 pm

thanks for the reply,s people. i ran across it at A.Z it works pretty good. really cleaned out a goodamount of crap. my p.s was working ok. but i just wanted to change it out,and then...bam! im such a bonehead. it must have been those 5 bottles of amber bock that did it! jb weld sounds good, i was thinking the same thing. ill also add some highe temp black to the threads...should work.
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PostSubject: Re: really messed up last night!   really messed up last night! EmptyFri Apr 11, 2008 2:29 am

Yup! Just do it carefully and be patient!
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PostSubject: Re: really messed up last night!   really messed up last night! EmptySat Apr 12, 2008 4:26 am

jb welded the nipple back in place. no prob there. but it seems that while driving just a few miles without p/s,i somehow damaged the pump seal. probably over heated and created a leak. now i have a bigger job ahead of me. and where am i going to find a seal in vegas? ill call around tomorow and see. my cuz thinks that he might have a seal that will fit. he rebuilds trannys,and has millions of different sizes in stock,and one ,might fit.
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PostSubject: Re: really messed up last night!   really messed up last night! EmptySun Apr 13, 2008 6:20 am

found a reman at pep boys for $59.00. it was a p.i.a to remove and instal. working great now. smoother than ever.
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PostSubject: Re: really messed up last night!   really messed up last night! EmptySun Apr 13, 2008 3:14 pm

mmmm....... AmberBock!!
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