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Unread 10-23-2006, 07:32 PM   #1
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what kind of plastic is the power steering pump reservoir made of

im looking to get some epoxy glue to reattach the low pressure hose elbow back to the reservoir as it snapped off (i dont know why i thought i could remove the hose off the spout, but i tried and the plastic snapped at the elbow of the reservoir)

ive go this 5min epoxy, works on ABS, acrylic, fiberglass, glass, pvc, steel, styrene, vinyl and wood. full strength in 4 hours rated up to 250 degrees F.

Tried it once with a different epoxy and the thing epoxy melted (what a mess that was, had to use kitty litter).

Need to know what type of plastice it is and if the above product as mentioned would work, is the temp rating ok?

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Unread 10-23-2006, 07:34 PM   #2
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that would work, heat range is more then hot enough as split loom only good up to 200 degrees, and i believe its abs or pvc
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im looking to get some epoxy glue to reattach the low pressure hose elbow back to the reservoir as it snapped off (i dont know why i thought i could remove the hose off the spout, but i tried and the plastic snapped at the elbow of the reservoir)

ive go this 5min epoxy, works on ABS, acrylic, fiberglass, glass, pvc, steel, styrene, vinyl and wood. full strength in 4 hours rated up to 250 degrees F.

Tried it once with a different epoxy and the thing epoxy melted (what a mess that was, had to use kitty litter).

Need to know what type of plastice it is and if the above product as mentioned would work, is the temp rating ok?
The reservoir is a glass filled resin and I wouldn't glue it back on. It will fail at the most inopportune time and you will suffer greatly. Go get a new reservoir. The old one unclips and slides off. Reverse and repeat to install the new one.
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Unread 10-24-2006, 10:39 AM   #4
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I did a little work on the PS pump and read the stories of people breaking the fitting off. Just hit the hose and fitting with a little PB Blaster or such a minute before you plan to remove it and it slides right off, eliminates having to twist and fight hoses.
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Unread 10-24-2006, 11:31 AM   #5
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Most likely it is a glass filled nylon. Using glue to fix it would work ok for a temporary fix (driving it to and from the parts store to pick up a replacement part) but I wouldn't trust it beyond that.
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Unread 10-25-2006, 05:16 AM   #6
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Replace it!!

This is my advice speaking from experience. I have just been on a trip with a guy in our club who had glued the broken elbow back in. Needless to say it failed, luckily at the end of the trip, and we had to fix it overnight, with epoxy, and limp back to town.

He has now fixed it properly.
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