Engine Drivetrain 1st Gen Cooper Forge Aluminum Power Steering Fluid Tank install instructions/tips?

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  1. hip check

    hip check New Member

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    I have one of these tanks to install and was wondering if anyone has been through this and can give me some pointers or save me some headaches? Any help would be appreciated.

    Mitch
     
  2. Dr Obnxs

    Dr Obnxs New Member

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    this is as straightforward an install

    as there ever was! Just use a turkey baster or something like that to empty out the tank first. But this one is so easy that it doesn't even need instructions.

    Matt
     
  3. phydeaux

    phydeaux New Member

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    If you need some extra hands, let me know. I'm up for some MINI love any time. :)
     
  4. Nathan

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    The clamps can sometimes be a PITA but other than that it's a hella easy mod that looks good and increases the longevity of the already long lived PS bottle. Might want to have a bottle of Pentosin Power Steering Fluid CHF-11S handy just in case.
     
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    2nd the clamps being a PITA, at least on mine they were.
     
  6. ScottinBend

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    Have you replaced the coolant tank also?
     
  7. Way Motor Works

    Way Motor Works New Member

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    Use a small flatblade screwdriver to pry apart the OEM hose clamps on the hoses. And get 2 regular hose clamps to replace them.

    The turkey baster is a good idea, but a battery filler from Advance Auto will work great too.
     
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    Hey guys, any idea what size in particular work?
    My OEM ones are leaking...
     
  9. Way Motor Works

    Way Motor Works New Member

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