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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 06-24-2020, 11:56 PM Thread Starter
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Gear box

Greetings, I installed a new steering gear box that came with plastic screw in plugs. Can I leave it that way for moving in and out of the trailer/paint booth, etc? Or should I install the lines, secure them with zip ties and maybe a plastic bag on the open ends? I feel it builds pressure when turning with no outlet if plugged. Any thoughts? No motor, thus no pump or reservoir. Thanks
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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 06-25-2020, 12:21 AM
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My opinion is if you move the wheel to much while turning it in the shop the gear lube in the box will pressurize the plastic to point were it will pop off and geyser oil all over the car.

Attaching hoses just moves the problem down the road a bit.

Best bet is to find or build a hose that will bridge the two holes (going to need different size fittings on each end). This is a perfect application for fuel line and two fittings.

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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 06-25-2020, 12:42 AM Thread Starter
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I think it does need to breath. The only oil in it is from the rebuild.
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