P/S low pressure return line ?

Suspension, Steering and Chassis

  1. Gib Warnick

    Gib Warnick '65 Valiant signet FABO Gold Member

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    I have a 72 Scamp 318 with Federal P/S pump. Has had a leak- Got in to look closely before I ordered high pressure line- turn out it is the return line that is leaking. Is there anything special to P/S about this hose- or can I just use gas line hose I have?
    thanks for sharing your knowledge and experience with me again
     
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    You can buy it by the foot, 3/8"
     
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    toolmanmike FABO MODERATOR Staff Member FABO Gold Member

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    Leaking in the middle or on the end? Doesn't really matter. NAPA has it by the foot. So does a fastener company in town.
     
  4. Gib Warnick

    Gib Warnick '65 Valiant signet FABO Gold Member

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    Thanks- My question is, is it specific to power steering fluid or will the SAE 30R6KX gas line hose I have in cabinet work? Would save me a trip to parts store
     
  5. Mike69cuda

    Mike69cuda 64 is the new 17 FABO Gold Member

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    This one will get a enthusiastic response. The right answer is to use the stuff that is specified. However I have used gas line for power steering returns and transmission lines for years in my youth with no adverse effects.

    I have never compared the SAE specs to see it they are the same material.
     
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    Good question, I just purchased some hose that was imprinted "power steering" on it, but like everyone else, don't know if there exists any real difference from other 3/8" rubber hose.
     
  7. Gib Warnick

    Gib Warnick '65 Valiant signet FABO Gold Member

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    Thanks to all -I'm just going to the parts store and pick up hose specific to P/S. this R6 fuel hose shouldn't be used with alcohol... plus date code is 06
    Just trying to stay safe and not go out- and cheap of course...
    Scamp just turned over 17K miles so wanna keep clean
    First cruise is sunday
     
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    P/S fluid will soften up fuel hose over time
     
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