To use Genuine Toyo seals on power steer pump or after market?

Submitted: Thursday, Feb 05, 2015 at 18:50
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B/Inlaws 100s cruiser has a power steer leak from the pump, Being a bit of a miser he's hell bent on getting a seal kit off Ebay,as there nearly half the price of genuine!.

As there on their way around the Block towing a van, I'm thinking Genuine, or what they say is genuine!, The vehicle has about 300,000ks registered .I told him close inspection of wear in the internals would be important other wise a seal kit won't do much . What do you reckon?


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Reply By: Member - mark D18 - Thursday, Feb 05, 2015 at 19:02

Thursday, Feb 05, 2015 at 19:02
Axle

I would go genuine , at least that way because it is a Toyota part it will last another 300,000 ks.


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Reply By: cruiser 3 - Thursday, Feb 05, 2015 at 19:34

Thursday, Feb 05, 2015 at 19:34
Genuine seal kit from Toyota is not expensive. Be aware that the big seal at the housing doesn't come in the kit and has to be ordered separately, although you may be able to use the old one.
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Follow Up By: cruiser 3 - Thursday, Feb 05, 2015 at 19:35

Thursday, Feb 05, 2015 at 19:35
I should also add that a kit is usually all that is necessary
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Follow Up By: Axle - Thursday, Feb 05, 2015 at 19:42

Thursday, Feb 05, 2015 at 19:42
Thanks ,will pass the info on, Haven't checked here locally yet but what do you think a kit is worth?

Axle.
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Follow Up By: cruiser 3 - Thursday, Feb 05, 2015 at 20:31

Thursday, Feb 05, 2015 at 20:31
About $100 for kit and oil
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Reply By: Idler Chris - Vic - Thursday, Feb 05, 2015 at 19:40

Thursday, Feb 05, 2015 at 19:40
I brought a Toyota for its reliability. Only genuine Toyota or Terrain Tammer parts in my vehicle. In the remote parts where I go vehicle recovery can cost upward of 10 grand and that's forgetting about the possible risk to my life.
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Reply By: Member - Phil G (SA) - Thursday, Feb 05, 2015 at 21:17

Thursday, Feb 05, 2015 at 21:17
I bought an aftermarket kit for an 80series PS pump. After removing the original, I found the original Toyota seals and O-Rings looked better than the new aftermarket bits. So I went to Toyota and bought one of theirs. Aftermarket kit cost $30; Toyota kit cost $66. I also replaced the shaft because there was a groove in it from the main seal.
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Reply By: AlbyNSW - Thursday, Feb 05, 2015 at 22:23

Thursday, Feb 05, 2015 at 22:23
My mechanic told me to be wary of buying genuine parts from EBay etc rather than a dealer as there are a lot of counterfeit parts getting around
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Reply By: Life Member - Terry 80FTE - Thursday, Feb 05, 2015 at 22:31

Thursday, Feb 05, 2015 at 22:31
V8 petrol or turbo multi-valve diesel?
It may be the "O" ring on the oil pipe. Still, use genuine toyota ;)
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Reply By: Don H4 - Friday, Feb 06, 2015 at 14:03

Friday, Feb 06, 2015 at 14:03
Hi Axle I have 80s, had same problem, fixed it by removing app 100ml of fluid from top tank and replacing it with brake fluid ,this causes the seals to swell a bit,does not harm any thing else, been ok for two years now.
easy fix
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Follow Up By: passionfruit - Friday, Feb 06, 2015 at 17:05

Friday, Feb 06, 2015 at 17:05
I'm with Don H4-----Repco also sell an additive which I have used with success and the Troopy has over 500000km on it.Cheers Glenn.
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