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Old 10-31-2005, 07:01   #1 (permalink)
87aerostar
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Fittings to PS rack

Installing the pressure and return lines to a new PS rack, I find the
pipes inside the fittings are loose - not can-position loose but
gonna-leak loose. I've seen some posts that say I need to get new
hoses with new fittings to cure this and some that say replacing the
rubber 'O' rings at the end of the inner metal tube will fix this.
Which is it? I have replaced the outer nylon 'O' rings via the proper
method and they are fine.

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Old 10-31-2005, 07:01   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Fittings to PS rack

"87aerostar" <dneill@snet.net> wrote in news:1130765296.527642.48160
@f14g2000cwb.googlegroups.com:

> Installing the pressure and return lines to a new PS rack, I find the
> pipes inside the fittings are loose - not can-position loose but
> gonna-leak loose. I've seen some posts that say I need to get new
> hoses with new fittings to cure this and some that say replacing the
> rubber 'O' rings at the end of the inner metal tube will fix this.
> Which is it? I have replaced the outer nylon 'O' rings via the proper
> method and they are fine.
>
>


Sorry for no replies but your description of "gonna leak" is really
subjective.

I've replaced those lines on an earlier model rack with the same system
of nylon o-rings, with the same feeling of 'dread'.. but they did not
leak.

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Old 10-31-2005, 08:01   #3 (permalink)
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Re: Fittings to PS rack

Thanks! It's been tough finding anyone with experience on these.
Perhaps the pressure helps seal them. 'I'm pretty certain they are
going to leak'- loose, floppy loose. Not the firmer type of loose that
allows one to position the line but will hold pressure. I'll post back
to this thread/topic when I get it solved or find there was no problem.

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Old 10-31-2005, 12:01   #4 (permalink)
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Re: Fittings to PS rack

87aerostar wrote:
> Thanks! It's been tough finding anyone with experience on these.
> Perhaps the pressure helps seal them. 'I'm pretty certain they are
> going to leak'- loose, floppy loose. Not the firmer type of loose that
> allows one to position the line but will hold pressure. I'll post back
> to this thread/topic when I get it solved or find there was no problem.


The last PS rack I changed on a Ford (Fiesta in fact) felt exactly like
you describe. It was the same before though and it didn't leak before or
after.

John
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Old 10-31-2005, 20:01   #5 (permalink)
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Re: Fittings to PS rack

yup.i went thru the same doubting when i first encountered these.

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