well- it's raining pretty steady, and my "shop" has no roof, but i had to do it.
i cleaned the tools and other debris out of suzi's engine compartment, put steering fluid in the reservoir(a little more than a pint?), and started her engine.
nothing broke or sprayed fluid.
i turned the steering wheel back and forth.
still nothing seemed to break, and still no fluid sprayed.
the belt stayed on.
the wheels tuned like they should.
i'm excited.
no squeal.
very smooth.
very easy.
i think suzi the psychic will be pleased with this one.
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i have to wait 'till it stops raining(or put the rear window up) before i can road test, but i see no problems.
i'm not keen on my funky reservoir mount(embarassing- hence no pic.), and may use that as an excuse to add a power steering cooler and relocate/remount the reservoir at that time.
woo-hoo!
i came inside to dry off, have a beer and celebrate.

Last edited by rascott; 10/17/10 08:27 PM.

'89 kick w/some modifications.
some intentional.
suzi the psychic gets me fishing.
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