11. Attach the new return hose (9/16” ID, 15/16” OD; p/n Gates 85965F—difficult to find—which is actually hydraulic fluid hose) to reservoir and measure length allowing for bends and clamps. Mine was 21”. Attach the new supply hose (3/8” ID, 11/16” OD; p/n Gates 350010F which is regular power steering hose) to the reservoir and measure the length allowing for bends and clamps. Mine was 29”.
1. The fusible link block is still there. You can see it just in front of the PS reservoir.
2. When I relocated my PS reservoir to put dual batteries in my X, I just used some bulk 3/8" Tranny cooler hose and bulk hi-temp oil hose from NAPA. Bought 3' of each and cut it to the length I needed. Easy.
I'm getting the parts together for moving the PSR and I am having problems getting the hoses. I looked up the Gates parts ( RETURN HOSE: 9/16” ID, 15/16” OD; p/n Gates 85965F and SUPPY HOSE: 3/8” ID, 11/16” OD; p/n Gates 350010F) and found the return hose by the foot on O'Reilly's web site. When I went to two different O'Reilly stores they said the hoses were special order and will take a week to get :crying:
Moreover, the supply hose is only was available in bulk from them and I don't need 25 ' of the stuff.
Does anyone have more specific information on exactly what to get at PEP Boys, O'Reilly, or NAPA (which is really far from me)? When I talk to counter people, they only seem to be able to look things up and are useless to help me get the right hose - I've tried three parts stores.