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My 105 has a weeping power steering hose . I have searched low and high for replacement hoses but can't find anything other than Enzed and Pirtek. I suppose I can take it to them, but thought that I would be better off having a complete factory made hose. Any thoughts on where to find one in Melbourne ?

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Reply By: Ross M - Sunday, Oct 06, 2013 at 15:52

Sunday, Oct 06, 2013 at 15:52
Muzbry
If it is only weeping it is likely the hose material has receeded slightly and like aircon hoses they can be re crimped to make it seal. Most likely the hose is still in very good condition and won't need replacing at all.
Take it off, get it crimped and save the environment.
A man of your capabilities should be able to do that! I've heard it said, you are capable of anything. Sorry, at anything.

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Follow Up By: MUZBRY- Life member(Vic) - Sunday, Oct 06, 2013 at 16:15

Sunday, Oct 06, 2013 at 16:15
Thanks for the moral boost Ross, but if the ferrules need recrimping it means the hose has lost its memory and needs replacing , recrimping will only make the hose tails distort and colapse more than they should , and so it goes on.

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Reply By: Shaker - Sunday, Oct 06, 2013 at 15:54

Sunday, Oct 06, 2013 at 15:54
Toyota dealer?
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Follow Up By: MUZBRY- Life member(Vic) - Sunday, Oct 06, 2013 at 16:23

Sunday, Oct 06, 2013 at 16:23
Thanks Shaker
I did think of them but the decimal point is in the wrong place.

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Reply By: Axle - Sunday, Oct 06, 2013 at 16:03

Sunday, Oct 06, 2013 at 16:03
Just replace it with pirtek, Go Hi pressure and it will be there when where both gone..lol.


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Follow Up By: Axle - Sunday, Oct 06, 2013 at 16:06

Sunday, Oct 06, 2013 at 16:06
Muzbry forgot to mention! my landy has had a number of weeping hoses for years, so don't stresss mate.:)))))))).
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Follow Up By: MUZBRY- Life member(Vic) - Sunday, Oct 06, 2013 at 16:08

Sunday, Oct 06, 2013 at 16:08
Thanks Axle , but I cant have the old girl drip on the front parking area...
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Follow Up By: Notso - Sunday, Oct 06, 2013 at 16:15

Sunday, Oct 06, 2013 at 16:15
Nothing worse than dripping everywhere!
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Reply By: Herbal - Sunday, Oct 06, 2013 at 17:13

Sunday, Oct 06, 2013 at 17:13
Your power steering has two sides...The low pressure side and the high pressure side.

DIY crimping for the high side is not available in Australia...Unless you want to open an Enzed or Pirtek shop !!

Most of the time leaks will happen on the high side...Do your self a favour and don't bother even thinking about trying to fix it your self.

Get it fixed... The fluid used is under high pressure and will spurt all over the place, not just drip. If it touches the exhaust pipes at all, it can and will ignite causing a fire.

Either Enzed or Pirtek can make a whole new hose for you. However, many vehicles have steel tube and restrictors on the hose. So take the hose off and get one of those two to re-build it for you. You will save a few bucks if you remove and install your self.

If you want OEM...you can expect at least $1,000.... I would think well under $200 for Enzed or Pirtek, but I don't work for them nor speak for them.
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Reply By: Ron N - Sunday, Oct 06, 2013 at 20:26

Sunday, Oct 06, 2013 at 20:26
Muzbry - This crowd has an aftermarket high pressure tube for $524 (ouch).

http://www.4x4world.com.au/HZJ105/landcruiser/parts/steering-link/power-steering-components/

This following site will provide you with another source - usually ex-Japan, sometimes UAE, and usually a genuine part.

Click on your model, select Transmission and Chassis, then Power Steering tube, and so on until you get to the right part. Then click on "see all prices" to get the price in USD$ and locations. Freight is additional, of course - and there will be a delay before it arrives.

However, you do avoid the Vaseline and bend-over treatment given to you by a local Toyota dealer, with this deal.

http://toyota-general.epc-data.com/land_cruiser/hzj105r/

I know what I'd be doing. I'd cut the steel ends off, buy a couple of (Eaton) Aeroquip screw-on re-useable fittings with swivel end couplings - plus two threaded adaptors (with matching swivel-coupling threaded ends) - and a length of suitably-pressure-rated, Aeroquip single steel wire braid hose.

I'd silver-solder the adaptor fittings to the tubes, screw the re-useable fittings on the hose, couple the swivel coupling nuts to the adaptors that I'd silver-soldered on the tubes - and Bob's ya Uncle!

The beauty of this setup with Aeroquip fittings, is that anytime the hose starts leaking again - you take the whole pipe off, unscrew the fittings, install a new section of hose, screw up the fittings - and Bob's ya Uncle again!

You could also buy a ready-made suitable-length hose off eBay, such as this new ex-military hose, and fit it!

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/EATON-AEROQUIP-FR5541HHH0337AA-NOS-HYDRAULIC-HOSE-ASSEMBLY-33-6-L-3-4-UNF-8/181068576334

Cheers - Ron.

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Follow Up By: MUZBRY- Life member(Vic) - Sunday, Oct 06, 2013 at 20:44

Sunday, Oct 06, 2013 at 20:44
Thanks Ron.
You do realise that the wire brade in the hose transferrers vibration back to the chassis and into the steering and thats why they use a synthetic woven type hose for power steering.
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Follow Up By: Ron N - Sunday, Oct 06, 2013 at 21:01

Sunday, Oct 06, 2013 at 21:01
Muzbry - Nope, wasn't aware of that little trick, I'd have found out the hard way! LOL

I could also hazard a guess that using a non-standard hose that didn't follow OEM specifications, could also get you knocked back, in a pink slip inspection!

Cheers - Ron.

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Follow Up By: Ron N - Sunday, Oct 06, 2013 at 21:04

Sunday, Oct 06, 2013 at 21:04
P.S. - It's entirely possible that Aeroquip produce a synthetic woven braid type hose, with re-useable fittings, that matches the OEM steering hose specs.
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