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    My high pressure PS line has bit the dust again. It is leaking from the back of the joint where it enters the rack. It was replaced 2 years ago. I'm thinking this may be due to the relation to it and the turbo. It might be getting too hot. It was an aftermarekt stainless steel braided one.

    I'm thinking of fire sleeving the next one. Any thoughts?
    Last edited by eye-5; 03-10-2015, 04:00 PM.
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    Yeah that's a good idea. Is the high pressure PS line -AN to a separate fitting, then to the OEM part (2 connections per joint)? If so, is it leaking from just one of these joints or both?

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    • #3
      Originally posted by eye-5 View Post
      My high pressure PS line has bit the dust again. It is leaking from the back of the joint where it enters the rack. It was replaced 2 years ago. I'm thinking this may be due to the relation to it and the turbo. It might be getting too hot. It was an aftermarekt stainless steel braided one.

      I'm thinking of fire sleeving the next one. Any thoughts?
      What connection is leaking? The o-ring could be the culprit that seals inside the rack (line fitting to rack connection). Easy enough to replace.

      If the line itself is leaking and it's an AN line, just make up a new one and put a reflective firesleeve (or two) over it.
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      • #4
        It is leaking from where the fitting meets the stainless steel braid.
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        • #5
          If it's not a crimped end fitting you could disassemble it and cut enough length for a nice fresh seal if it won't make the line too short.

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          • #6
            Never seen a hose end (that's what that piece is called) leak on its seal to the hose.

            I'd probably just make a new one. Or just get a premade Teflon line of the same length. Fragola and Russell both make a bunch.
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            • #7
              It was a crimped fitting so I ordered a replacement line, $80 isn't bad. I'm going to put a fire sleeve on it just to see if it makes a difference.
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              TSSCC SM # 688 http://www.tsscc.org

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              • #8
                FWIW, you could have probably gotten a nice PTFE premade line from Russell for less than that from what I remember on pricing.

                Like something like this:

                http://www.summitracing.com/parts/rus-658530
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                • #9
                  Tis a good point! I should really start making my own lines with some nice earl's fittings.
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                  • #10
                    Premade PTFE lines are actually really nice. Just bolt them on and roll, and really high pressure capabilities. I've become more of a fan over the years.
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                    • #11
                      mine blew at the hose end after doing some "wild" full lock steering on a skid pad. didn't come apart, just started leaking. i used the super tough (and tough to work with) earl's power steering hose too.. lasted probably 3 seasons. ended up making a new line and fire sleeving it.

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