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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 10-13-05, 07:01 PM
Nino NoSpam
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Pinprick hole in power steering hose--please help!

I have a tiny pinprick hole in my metal tubular power steering hose. Is
there a simple way to plug this hole? Is there a special glue or sealant I
can use? To replace the hose looks like a very difficult task. I want an
easy and cheap way to fix it.



Thanks,



Nino




 
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post #2 of 13 (permalink) Old 10-13-05, 10:01 PM
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Re: Pinprick hole in power steering hose--please help!

>> I want an easy and cheap way to fix it.

Cheap 'n easy, just the way we like 'em... er, mechanical solutions.

 
post #3 of 13 (permalink) Old 10-14-05, 06:01 AM
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Re: Pinprick hole in power steering hose--please help!


"Nino NoSpam" wrote

> I have a tiny pinprick hole in my metal tubular power steering hose. Is
> there a simple way to plug this hole? Is there a special glue or sealant I
> can use? To replace the hose looks like a very difficult task. I want an
> easy and cheap way to fix it.


The metal pipes are usually the pressurized ones. If you create a glue that
will hold back 2000 PSI of hot pressurized fluid, you'll be rich in no time.

 
post #4 of 13 (permalink) Old 10-14-05, 08:01 PM
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Re: Pinprick hole in power steering hose--please help!

You don't say what type of beater this is, but I understand your
plight.
The post suggesting clamping a rubber patch over the hole with a hose
clamp would probably work fine. You could use a piece of rubber from a
bike tube.
I stopped a similar leak on a neighbor's old Taurus using the two part
epoxy that you knead in your hands and then stick on. The best way is
to make a complete circle with the material around the leak area. They
sell this stuff in auto stores as gas tank or radiator patch. Hardware
stores sell something similar. The repair I made appears to be
permanent after a year of service.

"MasterBlaster" <Nobody's.Home@My.Place> wrote in message
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>
> "Nino NoSpam" wrote
>
>> I have a tiny pinprick hole in my metal tubular power steering hose. Is
>> there a simple way to plug this hole? Is there a special glue or sealant
>> I
>> can use? To replace the hose looks like a very difficult task. I want
>> an
>> easy and cheap way to fix it.

>
> The metal pipes are usually the pressurized ones. If you create a glue
> that
> will hold back 2000 PSI of hot pressurized fluid, you'll be rich in no
> time.
>



 
post #5 of 13 (permalink) Old 10-14-05, 08:01 PM
Jim Warman
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Re: Pinprick hole in power steering hose--please help!

Are you for real???


"Nino NoSpam" <Nino.NoSpam@unsubscribenews@shaw.ca> wrote in message
news:itY3f.187537$oW2.47062@pd7tw1no...
> You don't say what type of beater this is, but I understand your
> plight.
> The post suggesting clamping a rubber patch over the hole with a hose
> clamp would probably work fine. You could use a piece of rubber from a
> bike tube.
> I stopped a similar leak on a neighbor's old Taurus using the two part
> epoxy that you knead in your hands and then stick on. The best way is
> to make a complete circle with the material around the leak area. They
> sell this stuff in auto stores as gas tank or radiator patch. Hardware
> stores sell something similar. The repair I made appears to be
> permanent after a year of service.
>
> "MasterBlaster" <Nobody's.Home@My.Place> wrote in message
> news:BjM3f.23601$Io.19956@clgrps13...
> >
> > "Nino NoSpam" wrote
> >
> >> I have a tiny pinprick hole in my metal tubular power steering hose.

Is
> >> there a simple way to plug this hole? Is there a special glue or

sealant
> >> I
> >> can use? To replace the hose looks like a very difficult task. I want
> >> an
> >> easy and cheap way to fix it.

> >
> > The metal pipes are usually the pressurized ones. If you create a glue
> > that
> > will hold back 2000 PSI of hot pressurized fluid, you'll be rich in no
> > time.
> >

>
>



 
post #6 of 13 (permalink) Old 10-14-05, 09:01 PM
Tom Adkins
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Re: Pinprick hole in power steering hose--please help!

Jim Warman wrote:
> Are you for real???
>
>
> "Nino NoSpam" <Nino.NoSpam@unsubscribenews@shaw.ca> wrote in message
> news:itY3f.187537$oW2.47062@pd7tw1no...
>
>>You don't say what type of beater this is, but I understand your
>>plight.
>>The post suggesting clamping a rubber patch over the hole with a hose
>>clamp would probably work fine. You could use a piece of rubber from a
>>bike tube.
>>I stopped a similar leak on a neighbor's old Taurus using the two part
>>epoxy that you knead in your hands and then stick on. The best way is
>>to make a complete circle with the material around the leak area. They
>>sell this stuff in auto stores as gas tank or radiator patch. Hardware
>>stores sell something similar. The repair I made appears to be
>>permanent after a year of service.
>>
>>"MasterBlaster" <Nobody's.Home@My.Place> wrote in message
>>news:BjM3f.23601$Io.19956@clgrps13...
>>
>>>"Nino NoSpam" wrote
>>>
>>>
>>>>I have a tiny pinprick hole in my metal tubular power steering hose.

>
> Is
>
>>>>there a simple way to plug this hole? Is there a special glue or

>
> sealant
>
>>>>I
>>>>can use? To replace the hose looks like a very difficult task. I want
>>>>an
>>>>easy and cheap way to fix it.
>>>
>>>The metal pipes are usually the pressurized ones. If you create a glue
>>>that
>>>will hold back 2000 PSI of hot pressurized fluid, you'll be rich in no
>>>time.
>>>

>>
>>

>
>

He probably is for real. Iv'e seen kludges like this work, many for a long time.
That doesn't mean it will work for the OP. Is it a good repair, NO, is it a preferred
or proper repair, NO. Can it work, yea, maybe. Would I try it, absolutely not. My time
is worth more than that.
 
post #7 of 13 (permalink) Old 10-14-05, 09:01 PM
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On Sat, 15 Oct 2005 00:56:46 GMT, "Nino NoSpam"
<Nino.NoSpam@unsubscribenews@shaw.ca> wrote:

>You don't say what type of beater this is, but I understand your
>plight.
>The post suggesting clamping a rubber patch over the hole with a hose
>clamp would probably work fine. You could use a piece of rubber from a
>bike tube.
>I stopped a similar leak on a neighbor's old Taurus using the two part
>epoxy that you knead in your hands and then stick on. The best way is
>to make a complete circle with the material around the leak area. They
>sell this stuff in auto stores as gas tank or radiator patch. Hardware
>stores sell something similar. The repair I made appears to be
>permanent after a year of service.
>


If it was mine I'd disconnect both ends, flush out the line with
water, and braze the weak spot.
 
post #8 of 13 (permalink) Old 10-14-05, 11:01 PM
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Re: Pinprick hole in power steering hose--please help!


nospam.clare.nce@sny.der.on.ca wrote:
> If it was mine I'd disconnect both ends, flush out the line with
> water, and braze the weak spot.


Somehow I got the impression from the OP that this wasn't an option
viable for them.

 
post #9 of 13 (permalink) Old 10-15-05, 02:01 AM
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Re: Pinprick hole in power steering hose--please help!

On Fri, 14 Oct 2005 22:40:22 -0400, Tom Adkins
<newton5@remove.comcast.net> wrote:

>Jim Warman wrote:
>> Are you for real???
>>
>>
>> "Nino NoSpam" <Nino.NoSpam@unsubscribenews@shaw.ca> wrote in message
>> news:itY3f.187537$oW2.47062@pd7tw1no...
>>
>>>You don't say what type of beater this is, but I understand your
>>>plight.
>>>The post suggesting clamping a rubber patch over the hole with a hose
>>>clamp would probably work fine. You could use a piece of rubber from a
>>>bike tube.
>>>I stopped a similar leak on a neighbor's old Taurus using the two part
>>>epoxy that you knead in your hands and then stick on. The best way is
>>>to make a complete circle with the material around the leak area. They
>>>sell this stuff in auto stores as gas tank or radiator patch. Hardware
>>>stores sell something similar. The repair I made appears to be
>>>permanent after a year of service.
>>>
>>>"MasterBlaster" <Nobody's.Home@My.Place> wrote in message
>>>news:BjM3f.23601$Io.19956@clgrps13...
>>>
>>>>"Nino NoSpam" wrote
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>>I have a tiny pinprick hole in my metal tubular power steering hose.

>>
>> Is
>>
>>>>>there a simple way to plug this hole? Is there a special glue or

>>
>> sealant
>>
>>>>>I
>>>>>can use? To replace the hose looks like a very difficult task. I want
>>>>>an
>>>>>easy and cheap way to fix it.
>>>>
>>>>The metal pipes are usually the pressurized ones. If you create a glue
>>>>that
>>>>will hold back 2000 PSI of hot pressurized fluid, you'll be rich in no
>>>>time.
>>>>
>>>
>>>

>>
>>

> He probably is for real. Iv'e seen kludges like this work, many for a long time.
>That doesn't mean it will work for the OP. Is it a good repair, NO, is it a preferred
>or proper repair, NO. Can it work, yea, maybe. Would I try it, absolutely not. My time
>is worth more than that.


It's just the external version of what's going on at the crimp
fitting.
 
post #10 of 13 (permalink) Old 10-15-05, 02:01 AM
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Re: Pinprick hole in power steering hose--please help!

On Fri, 14 Oct 2005 22:45:39 -0400, nospam.clare.nce@sny.der.on.ca
wrote:

>On Sat, 15 Oct 2005 00:56:46 GMT, "Nino NoSpam"
><Nino.NoSpam@unsubscribenews@shaw.ca> wrote:
>
>>You don't say what type of beater this is, but I understand your
>>plight.
>>The post suggesting clamping a rubber patch over the hole with a hose
>>clamp would probably work fine. You could use a piece of rubber from a
>>bike tube.
>>I stopped a similar leak on a neighbor's old Taurus using the two part
>>epoxy that you knead in your hands and then stick on. The best way is
>>to make a complete circle with the material around the leak area. They
>>sell this stuff in auto stores as gas tank or radiator patch. Hardware
>>stores sell something similar. The repair I made appears to be
>>permanent after a year of service.
>>

>
>If it was mine I'd disconnect both ends, flush out the line with
>water, and braze the weak spot.


If I was going to go to that much trouble I'd just buy a new hose.
 
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