Did this back in July just super late upload.
Side by Side comparison with the leaky one that took a crap on me:
Thanks for reading!
So I finally fixed my power steering leak! It went out my last summer in 2015 and I just never bothered to fix it. The leak was coming from the high pressure line that connected to the rack and the pump.
Here’s a half ass side by side comparison:
But yeah had the opportunity to do it at work which made it heaps easier since the car is on lift. My friend Casey was nice enough to stay back to help out and keep me company.
So I removed the intercooler piping and whatever else was in the way.
Sorry for the lack of detailed pictures.
When I routed it like the pic of above it was kinking and the inlet pipe wouldn’t be able to fit. So Casey suggested we just flip it over:
It’s not really pretty but it works lol, I should’ve invested in Chase Bays swivel fittings..
But yeah I have power steering again!! So that’s good, next I hope I can put my LSD in soon!
Note* I noticed fluid seaping a little from the rack ;( Not sure if it’s leaking from the chase bays line or the oem line that we unbolted for clearance to tighten the new line. If it’s the chase bays one Teflon tape! LOL or if it’s the oem one then I guess I’ll have to buy another o-ring. I’ll update this post when I figure it out.
Update* Got it sorted out and put some pumblers tape around the threads of the AN fitting that goes into the rack.
Thank you again for reading!!
Stopped to chat with this guy for a bit, said it was his grandpa’s. All stock with uncracked dash. Of course I asked if he’d sell it and said he’ll never sell it lol. He’s just saving up money for now till he starts doing stuff to it.
I noticed that there would be coolant residue around the neck my radiator so I guess it was time for a new radiator cap. Wasn’t sure which brand to get but settled for a SARD one. So far I don’t see any coolant near the neck so I guess that fixed the problem haha.
Comparison with the SARD one and my previous no name rotten one lol (below):
Current setup at work right now till I can afford a actual box lol
Decided to change the fuel filter to see if it fixes this intermittent misfire. Didn’t work lel on to replacing something else.
Hose didn’t wanna come off so I just broke the brittle plastic on the filter. Wasn’t gonna use the hose either so I went to Autozone to get a new hose cut.
Side by side comparison below: Z32(left), stock replacement from FRAM(right)
Seen this clean AE86 on SSR MKII’s while leaving the dentist.