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01-27-2013 01:29 AM
SIXTI
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Originally Posted by darkproximity View Post
i was in an Autozone parking lot and couldn't get home without doing something lol
I was at autozone too. I actually broke the reservoir after I had got done replacing my thermostat.
I threw the old reservoir into the trash and used adapters to join the hoses & close the system. It put a little strain on the pump but at least it kept the pump lubricated and got me home.
01-27-2013 01:29 AM
SIXTI I was at autozone too. I actually broke the reservoir after I had got done replacing my thermostat.
I threw the old reservoir into the trash and used adapters to join the hoses & close the system. It put a little strain on the pump but at least it kept the pump lubricated and got me home.
01-27-2013 01:24 AM
darkproximity i was in an Autozone parking lot and couldn't get home without doing something lol
01-27-2013 01:03 AM
SIXTI I found the reservoir at a local Napa warehouse.
01-27-2013 01:03 AM
SIXTI
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Originally Posted by darkproximity View Post
i had to do the same, but used hose clamps instead. in retrospect it would've been easier and cheaper to do what you did though.

The Reservoir cost me $40 then I cut new hoses at $4/ft and replaced those too. I used hose clamps as well coz I didn't like the stuff that was there before.
Thanks for your post, it got me thinking. I was getting frustrated coz I had spent hours but still could not find any reservoir anywhere else in the entire country besides that overpriced stealership part.
01-27-2013 12:57 AM
darkproximity i had to do the same, but used hose clamps instead. in retrospect it would've been easier and cheaper to do what you did though.
01-27-2013 12:45 AM
SIXTI
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Originally Posted by darkproximity View Post
Heres what i've got thus far..
I ran into the same problem and actually found a reservoir at the local stealership (dealership). They had a pre-tax price tag of US$ 417.00 and it would take 10 business days to ship to the store because it is a discontinued part.
I was not gonna spend that much so I looked at your amazing home-made reservoir and started designing one, then I was inspired to just buy a reservoir for a different car and work with adapters to fit the hoses onto it.
I only had to figure out how to mount it since it had a completely different shape than the stock one. Zip ties came in handy and I am rolling.
05-08-2012 07:48 PM
darkproximity Man I wish I could remember. We took the broken end with us and matched the outer diameter so the hose would have a good seal
05-08-2012 07:29 PM
PJRNM What were the connection sizes for the hoses?

Thanks
02-29-2012 12:56 AM
darkproximity Hard to take a pic of the inside baffle part. It was a bit bigger than the opening but being rubber we forced it through
02-29-2012 12:48 AM
Harrytop
post some finished pictures
02-27-2012 10:59 PM
darkproximity Worked out pretty well.. I used a rubber pipe cap for the baffle part..
02-27-2012 10:43 PM
Harrytop Any updates?
02-24-2012 04:29 PM
darkproximity Heres what i've got thus far..
02-24-2012 04:27 PM
darkproximity
Home built power steering fluid reservoir

Hey all, just wondering if anyone here has built their own power steering fluid reservoir, mine broke last night and its a discontinued part. Stuck in an autozone parking lot, and they have no reservoirs at all for any vehicles. We went to the hardware store down the road and got some ABS plastic tubing parts to throw together a reservoir.. now having never built one before we didn't realize whats needed internally to make sure it functions properly.

So its currently all together but fluid will spew out the vent hole in the top, heres a picture of what i'm thinking to do to remedy the problem, the blue part in the picture is what i imagine doing, sticking one end of a pvc tube in the box end of the cap and cementing it in place, drilling holes in it and adding a cap to baffle the flow from the return line.. looking for some input to see if this should work or not..

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