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Power Steering Flush?


Hey  guys,

I've bolted on a stock power steering assembly from a '64 Laurentian.  It works really well considering that I pulled it off a car sitting out in a farm field.  It is a little chuggy when I turn the wheel all the way over to the right and left.  I had great success with a power steering fluid transfusion from BG products a few years back on my Lemans, and was wondering if I should flush out this older unit.   Since the filler cap says use transmission fluid only, I'm not sure I'd get any lubrication benefits from say a Lucas powering steering additive.  Plus it doesn't seem to be leaking, so i'd kick myself if I cause any leaks after flushing.  Any advice, opinions or experience would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks!     



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The "chugging" could just simply be a lack of belt tension.



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paris63 wrote:

Hey  guys,

I've bolted on a stock power steering assembly from a '64 Laurentian.  It works really well considering that I pulled it off a car sitting out in a farm field.  It is a little chuggy when I turn the wheel all the way over to the right and left.  I had great success with a power steering fluid transfusion from BG products a few years back on my Lemans, and was wondering if I should flush out this older unit.   Since the filler cap says use transmission fluid only, I'm not sure I'd get any lubrication benefits from say a Lucas powering steering additive.  Plus it doesn't seem to be leaking, so i'd kick myself if I cause any leaks after flushing.  Any advice, opinions or experience would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks!     


         If its not broke   don't fix it     Many cars when up and down the roads in the 60's w/o Lucas



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