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Old May 27th, 2014, 03:32 PM
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Power Steering Set-up for 2.5 NA

I need to find the following to install PAS on my LHD 90 so that the missus can drive it. I think I've listed everything I need but if I've missed anything let me know!

- power steering box
- power steering pump from n/a or TD defender
- power steering reservoir
- the bracket to connect the pump to the engine
- power steering belt
- crank pulley
- lines
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Old May 27th, 2014, 04:15 PM
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You need the lines as well.

Saying whether it is right hand drive or left hand drive would help too.
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Old May 27th, 2014, 04:17 PM
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Thanks. It's LHD.
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Old May 27th, 2014, 04:28 PM
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Being LHD.... It makes sense to mount the reservoir on the left side to avoid the long piping to the other side of the engine bay in the stock setup. You can just use plain low pressure hydraulic hose for those two lines. You then only need the one correct high pressure hose between the pump and box.
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I've done this recently. I used a steering box off of a D1, local from a salvage yard and a the crank pulley, pressure hose, and belt I got from island-4x4.co.uk in aftermarket form.

I got a new drop arm from Will Tillery because I figured it would be easier than messing with the old one, but I accidentally ordered a RHD version, so I ended up using the old arm.

The pump, bracket, reservoir, and low pressure lines I got from Robert Davis on ebay.

It's the best upgrade I've done so far, closely followed by a disc brake rear axle (just because I hate drums, not because it works much better)
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Old May 27th, 2014, 07:26 PM
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Thanks fellas. That's great info.

Jafir, does the disc break rear axle really not make much difference?
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Thanks fellas. That's great info.

Jafir, does the disc break rear axle really not make much difference?
I hate working on drum brakes. I think they are ridiculous technology. So it's a huge upgrade as far as that goes. I think someone said that the defender rear drum brake axle doesn't even have auto adjusters, so it wouldn't be THAT complicated like most drum brakes are.... but that means that you'd have to adjust it more often... so another reason to go to disc. I cannot say if it stops any better, but it certainly gives better pedal feel than a dirty out of adjustment drum setup.

At some point I'll upgrade to the later vented rotor front brakes.... I've heard THAT upgrade is noticeable.

Also, I wanted all 24 spline stuff to make finding spare parts easier, so I bought both front and rear axle off of the D1 that I got that steering box from. I figure if I'm going to upgrade to lockers and HD axles at some point, I'd need 24 spline stuff.
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They stop as well and feel the same. Not much difference in my mind other than the manual adjuster but that takes seconds. They both wear out as fast and are both easy to work on. The rover rotors are a pain to change.

The other thing is the later disc axles have narrower bearing spacing.
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Old May 28th, 2014, 01:11 AM
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Would the pump and box from a RRC work?
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Jafir, did you have to replace the pulley that powered the generator to make it work with the PAS pump? Also, if you have any photos, I'd love to see them for reference - where you mounted the reservoir and routed the hoses. Thanks
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Jafir, did you have to replace the pulley that powered the generator to make it work with the PAS pump? Also, if you have any photos, I'd love to see them for reference - where you mounted the reservoir and routed the hoses. Thanks
Yes, the pulley that drives the 24v generator isn't in the correct place for the power steering. The only reasonably priced option is to get a 3 groove pulley. Since the three grooved pulley is designed to run air conditioning also, you have to get a power steering belt for cars that had a/c evening you aren't running it.

I'll see if I can get some photos. Mine isn't the greatest install. I kind of guessed on some stuff.

I will say remove the flexible portion of the fan shroud and remove the air filter box to make getting the long lines in easier.
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Old June 3rd, 2014, 02:24 PM
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Great. Thanks Jafir.
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