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darkproximity 02-24-2012 03:27 PM

Home built power steering fluid reservoir
 
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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..

darkproximity 02-24-2012 03:29 PM

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Heres what i've got thus far..

Harrytop 02-27-2012 09:43 PM

Any updates?

darkproximity 02-27-2012 09:59 PM

Worked out pretty well.. I used a rubber pipe cap for the baffle part..

Harrytop 02-28-2012 11:48 PM

:thumb:
post some finished pictures

darkproximity 02-28-2012 11:56 PM

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

PJRNM 05-08-2012 06:29 PM

What were the connection sizes for the hoses?

Thanks

darkproximity 05-08-2012 06:48 PM

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

SIXTI 01-26-2013 11:45 PM

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Originally Posted by darkproximity (Post 2070496)
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.

darkproximity 01-26-2013 11:57 PM

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.

SIXTI 01-27-2013 12:03 AM

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Originally Posted by darkproximity (Post 3283493)
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.

:thumb:
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.

SIXTI 01-27-2013 12:03 AM

I found the reservoir at a local Napa warehouse.

darkproximity 01-27-2013 12:24 AM

i was in an Autozone parking lot and couldn't get home without doing something lol

SIXTI 01-27-2013 12:29 AM

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.

SIXTI 01-27-2013 12:29 AM

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Originally Posted by darkproximity (Post 3283551)
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.


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