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A cheap way to get larger fluid capacity is to gather a couple of stock power steering reservoirs, cut the bottom out of one and the top of the other and weld the two together. You will have close to double the capacity, the stock hoses still work and it costs next to nothing assuming you have access to another reservoir. I welded three together but without my 3" body lift I wouldn't be able to close the hood. After I welded them together I was gonna put JB weld around the seams them sand it smooth so it would appear to be one piece but I got lazy and skipped the sanding. Just extra insurance against leaks and I had a couple tubes in my tool box. I'm sure a better looking one can be made but aethetics was not important to me, just it being leak free.
search pirate its there I remember seeing it while doing all my homework
Are you guys running the stock power steering cooler tube that runs behind the grille?
Not too bad but you'd need some 1/2" NPT-3/8 (IIRC) barbed nipples as the cooler should be plumbed into the return hose.
Wanted to thank you for the great post. Heres a link to how I increased my res cap.http://www.pirate4x4.com/forum/showthread.php?t=437566
Just a thought, but make sure you guys are filling your systems with ATF where required. Running actual power steering fluid in a system desigend for ATF ususally Results in some serious issues with seals leaking down the road.I'm fairly sure most Toyota P/S systems require ATF, not P/S fluid.
I am almost ready to start reassembling my box. There is very little information on reassembly. Maybe I missed it. What do I need to do to ensure that I have it back together correctly?? I am speaking in terms of the splines lining up as they were when everything was removed. Thanks,Kurt
Kurt did you get it back together? How does it work?
Once out, turn the restrictor upside down on a hard surface and tap a couple of times. A bushing will fall out. Now drill the orifice in the restrictor out to 13/64 and then bolt it back together.
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