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    Power steering

    Not sure where I should put this question.
    I just noticed the pipe conecting the steering pump and resivoir is leaking
    can I just buy a piece of something like copper pipe and replace it or do I have to buy the pipe from VW dealer?

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    power steering is over rated, I had a leaky ps hose on my mk2, so i just deleted the power steering.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Evilsage View Post
    Not sure where I should put this question.
    I just noticed the pipe conecting the steering pump and resivoir is leaking
    can I just buy a piece of something like copper pipe and replace it or do I have to buy the pipe from VW dealer?
    If it's the return line, you could probably get away with it (low pressure) I think if it goes from the reservoir to the pump it IS the return line. If it's the high pressure line then i wouldn't mickey mouse it. This place MIGHT have it... www.autopartsway.ca
    I've learned from past mistakes the the id of the pipe/hoses need to be the same (or really close) It can affect the flow of the system causing groaning/shuttering or other weird and wonderful failures. If you can afford the part, buy it.

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    it's finally leaking too much so I found a picture looks like it is the low pressure line, http://media.photobucket.com/image/%...kwade/98ps.jpg <-= #14 on there
    it's just a regular steel pipe and on either end hooked into resivoir and other to pump with a couple rubber hoses. So would a regular copper pipe work? or does power steering fluid not like copper?

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    chops is correct in what he said. i own a mk2 weapon. and ive done the change to manual steering>
    i do not recomend this job to the faint of heart. DO NOT USE COPPER.
    dot 4 and most mineral spirits tarnish copper. if you dont have the tools to do the job properly then take it to your local grease monkey. or what stealership.
    i recommend ICM in the tri city area. contact ktowndubber for details

    power steering is a messy affiar best left to mean people and porn stars
    beer drinkin an fist fightin my way to a pub near you

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    OK so copper is bad that's good to know, buying the part would be expensive, so ho about removing the power steering, is it as simple as just removing the pump, or do I have to get a whole new steering setup off a junker?

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