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03-27-2013 04:33 PM
S0C0nFused Still going to try and fit a cooler? You really don't need it as there is nothing to cool. If you could spin the pump without running the motor. you could literally hold the high pressure line in your hand as the steering was vigorously excersized(sp?). I mean, how much pressure is produced? 100 - 150lbs? P.S. is your car your avatar?
03-27-2013 11:40 AM
o_so_slo
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Originally Posted by S0C0nFused View Post
Oh! your set then. Hmmm! I think I would go with the flare. Only though as I have had issues with brazing. But I think it was my skill that was lacking there. A flare is hard to screw up. P.S. Your braided hose has (I assume) a rubber inner core. I would think that you would just crimp over the braid. I think that is what you were asking?
that is exactly what i planned on doing was to flare the hardline
and yes our SS line has a plastic/rubber or polymer core
03-26-2013 04:07 PM
S0C0nFused
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Originally Posted by drunkinmonkey View Post
reason for the lines and the cooler is i had to remove all the lines in fron for my intercooler. that and its also a "show car" so i want to clean up all the ugly black rubber hoses that were rotting away anyway. i will still be having hard lines come off the rack and where those "ugly" lines were i am replacing with braded hose. i work at a performance shop we have the hydraluic crimper and everything for custom lines. we make custom brake lines ,fuel lines, clutch lines daily.
Oh! your set then. Hmmm! I think I would go with the flare. Only though as I have had issues with brazing. But I think it was my skill that was lacking there. A flare is hard to screw up. P.S. Your braided hose has (I assume) a rubber inner core. I would think that you would just crimp over the braid. I think that is what you were asking?
03-26-2013 10:11 AM
o_so_slo
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Originally Posted by iminhell View Post
I have his fitting.
Personally, I'd look for something else. It weeps. Might just need a new o-ring though. That and the wait for parts ...
ya on the other forums guys are complaining about his work. a few people have his revised control arms and they have all snapped
03-25-2013 08:47 PM
iminhell
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Originally Posted by macdiesel View Post
Check out dominanteng.com the guy has made custom ps fittings for the rack so you can add your own lines. This guy makes a lot of custom parts for the focus.

I have his fitting.
Personally, I'd look for something else. It weeps. Might just need a new o-ring though. That and the wait for parts ...
03-25-2013 11:25 AM
o_so_slo reason for the lines and the cooler is i had to remove all the lines in fron for my intercooler. that and its also a "show car" so i want to clean up all the ugly black rubber hoses that were rotting away anyway. i will still be having hard lines come off the rack and where those "ugly" lines were i am replacing with braded hose. i work at a performance shop we have the hydraluic crimper and everything for custom lines. we make custom brake lines ,fuel lines, clutch lines daily.
03-23-2013 02:53 PM
macdiesel Check out dominanteng.com the guy has made custom ps fittings for the rack so you can add your own lines. This guy makes a lot of custom parts for the focus.
03-23-2013 02:49 PM
S0C0nFused
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Originally Posted by iminhell View Post
Ummm! Think this through a bit.

How does an engine oil cooler work?
How does a transmission oil cooler work?
How does a engine coolant radiator work?

ALL are on the return side.


He knows the cooler is on the low side and never said he wanted to route the high side through it ...
Back at ya!
Your thinking 'heat' without considering the source of the heat. Engine/transmission heat is due primarily to thermatic(?)/frictional inefficiency. hydraulic heat is due to pressure. An easily seen example are the fined air lines coming out of an air compressor (to cool the air before it goes into the tank). All the heat gets released by the high pressure side line and ram. That being said, I would question also why the OP is concerned about heat in this regard. Automotive pumps are the smallest of the small. They don't make much heat to begin with.
03-23-2013 01:30 PM
iminhell
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Originally Posted by S0C0nFused View Post
Ummm! Think this through a bit. Power steering = hydraulics. Means you have a 'high' pressure side and a low pressure side. The 'cooler' would have to be on the low pressure side, where it would do nothing (other than impede flow back to the pump). The 'high' pressure side fittings need to be formed pipe (you found that) OR high pressure hydraulic hose WITH proper end fittings JOINED with a multi-ton 'band' gizmo. Recommend you don't purchase any hose or what not until you find a shop that has the machines to make small diameter hydraulic hoses as they prob won't guarantee the piece unless they use there own stuff. Low pressure side you can just use screw type band clamps.
Luck!


Ummm! Think this through a bit.

How does an engine oil cooler work?
How does a transmission oil cooler work?
How does a engine coolant radiator work?

ALL are on the return side.


He knows the cooler is on the low side and never said he wanted to route the high side through it ...
03-22-2013 03:16 PM
S0C0nFused
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Originally Posted by drunkinmonkey View Post
im rplacing with a new rack and a new pump but want to make custom lines and have them going to an oil cooler in between my rad and intercooler
Ummm! Think this through a bit. Power steering = hydraulics. Means you have a 'high' pressure side and a low pressure side. The 'cooler' would have to be on the low pressure side, where it would do nothing (other than impede flow back to the pump). The 'high' pressure side fittings need to be formed pipe (you found that) OR high pressure hydraulic hose WITH proper end fittings JOINED with a multi-ton 'band' gizmo. Recommend you don't purchase any hose or what not until you find a shop that has the machines to make small diameter hydraulic hoses as they prob won't guarantee the piece unless they use there own stuff. Low pressure side you can just use screw type band clamps.
Luck!
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