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Kwik Tech Tip

Discussion in 'KS/MO- Tornado Alley Cruisers' started by 66fj40x2, Jul 23, 2005.

  1. 66fj40x2

    66fj40x2

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    This may be old news, if so sorry.

    Until last week I had only one fluid leak on the 40 and that was the GM power steering pump (my T-case started puking a few days ago :mad: ). I decided that since I was working on steering stuff anyway I'd try to fix this too.

    A trip to my local Ace Hardware found me in the plumbing isle, where I ran across a 1.5" Slip Joint Washer. I already knew the diameter of the reservoir filler neck 1.5" so I decided to give it a shot. The washer is very pliable and fit perfectly inside the cap. The cap fit on very snug, so I pressed down on it and turned (much like a medicine bottle) and when the tabs on the cap seated it fit very well.

    Later in the day I had to pull the pump off the rig so I decided to "test" my fix. Prior to draining the pump I loosened the upper mounts and rotated the pump 90 degrees........no fluid leaking from the cap. a $.59 fix for a very annoying problem. :cool:
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  2. trainrech

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    "Ferris Bueller, you're my hero." :D

    Thanks for the tip!
     
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    I got to thinking about this. Would this affect the ability of the pump to ventilate and compensate for expansion/contraction of the fluid?
     
  4. HI^C

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    IMO min affect, might pressurize the tank a bit, might help with boiling as it will be pressurized a bit (maybe maybe not)

    exteme boiling might cause problems.

    BTW what kind of temps will it take? ran into this problem many times :)