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TheLarneMan

Pas Hose Fittings On The Rack

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TheLarneMan

Can anybody confirm the correct fitting of the hoses on a 1990 205 GTI PAS rack? (It's been Mi16 converted and I'm using the PAS pump on top of the gearbox)

 

My understanding is:

 

The upper outlet on the rack is the high-pressure hose and it goes to the back of the PAS pump.

 

The lower outlet on the rack is the low-pressure hose and it goes to the side inlet of the reservoir (via the 'cooler' underneath the car).

 

Thanks.

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Miles

Yes, not all car's had the cooling loop and not really needed unless pushed hard on Track

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petert

I ran without a cooling loop on my track car for many years. It doesn't get really hot until you increase the caster.

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TheLarneMan

Thanks for the input Miles and Peter.

 

Just making sure it was all plumbed in properly before I started troubleshooting the lack of power assistance.

I was getting very little assistance and I put it down to the pump being at fault as everything else seemed fine.

 

As it turned out, it was the belt. I was using a Contitech 550mm belt (the one EuroCarParts sell for this setup). I always thought it was a bit skinny as it didn't seem to fit snuggly in the pulleys. I ignored it as it was the right belt for the car and assumed that was just how it fitted.

 

I noticed a bit of fraying on it and swapped it for a genuine Peugeot part (456912, now referred to as 5750SL) made by Gates - £14.

 

It's a much better, tighter fit. This belt is a bit wider than the old Contitech belt.

 

Tightened it up, bled it, topped up the fluid and I now have some proper power assistance :D

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Tom Fenton

Good info. I've also struggled with a Conti belt in this application before. I don't suppose you have the GATES part ref off your belt do you?

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TheLarneMan

There's info on the belt itself.

 

I'll check it out for you later.

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TheLarneMan

Tom

 

The codes on the belt are:

 

AV10 HR-540

 

LE/530 LP

 

They don't seem to appear on the Gates online catalogue. The catalogue suggests part 6392MC.

 

Cheers.

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Tom Fenton

Great info, thanks. I'll see if it means anything to who I use.

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