PAS Pump Pipe Snapped

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PAS Pump Pipe Snapped

Postby roy666 » Sun 08.10.2017, 21:38

Hi Guys - just driving along with out a care in the world and then the Lotus God of Bother creeps up on you. Steering went very strange then extremely stiff. Stopped straight away to see the last of the PAS fluid gushing out from under the engine. The small outlet pipe at the top of the PAS pump that goes along the side of the can belt cover had snapped clean off and the fluid was pouring out. Fortunately, I was not far from home - so i did finish the journey with a stiff rack. Qs: what's the best way to fix this?; get a second hand pump? or get the pipe soldered/braised back on? Is it damaging to the steering rack to drive the car with no fluid. I need to get it to the garage somehow,... about 15 miles through country roads...cheers Mike
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Re: PAS Pump Pipe Snapped

Postby clemo » Sun 08.10.2017, 21:47

Oh roy ..

Sorry to hear of your problem , though luckily you got to it in the nick of time .
Limping it home should be fine but driving it without could knock out the power steering ram ( from what understand ) .
But to drive it 15 miles as long as all the fluid hasn't all run out and is still lubricated i would think would be alright , though not recommended of course .

Though much wiser people will come along and advise otherwise .
Jim Clark S2 on the way . The one with the Yellow spoke wheels .
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Re: PAS Pump Pipe Snapped

Postby roy666 » Mon 09.10.2017, 07:03

Thanks Clemo - think its gonna have to be a AA ride! But fixing it.. can one get new PAS pumps??
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Re: PAS Pump Pipe Snapped

Postby Rambo » Mon 09.10.2017, 08:08

The first approach I would try would be to contact your local branch of Pirtek to see if they could do anything. I have found them very good in the past for the PAS pipes

As to getting the car to the garage, I would use AA if you have the "at home" insurance
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