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Discussion in 'OK- Green Country 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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    I say you buy a bunch and give em away at events! Or trade em for beer...
     
  3. 66fj40x2

    66fj40x2

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    I'll make that my donation for the raffle drawing at Disney just for you. Bring that Benjamin down here this year and win yourself a washer :grinpimp: . Guess I outta call it power steering pump upper gasket set for the raffle.


    Cheap skate won't even buy a 59 cent rubber washer :flipoff2:

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