16vCorey
16vCorey SuperDork
1/20/12 4:31 p.m.

OK, so I'm working on a custom application and I need a high pressure power steering hose with 14mm banjo fittings at both ends and probably 12"-18" long. I'd like it to be an off the shelf part if possible, so if it ever needs to be replaced it won't be a problem. Any ideas how to look up power steering hoses by size/fittings?

HappyAndy
HappyAndy HalfDork
1/20/12 5:11 p.m.

I can't help with an off the shelf part, but that sounds like something that a good hydraulic hose shop could make quick & easy. The trick is finding a "good" one. They are not all created equal. Some have poor selection and/ or techs that lack the skills or knowledge to make stuff beyond the basics. Some others really can make anything, but are too expensive.

What you are describing sounds like 10 minutes of work and $40 or less at hose shop I use. See if there is a Parker store nearby, they usually have great selection and good techs, but prices can be high, it just depends on the individual store. The most expensive hose shop I've done business with is a Parker store, but the one I use most often is also a Parker store, and is f

HappyAndy
HappyAndy HalfDork
1/20/12 5:32 p.m.

Posting from a smart phone can be tricky sometimes. What I trying to say is the hose shop I prefer to use is also a Parker store, but prices their work fairly, and has the most skilled hose techs that I know.

The moral of the story is to find a good hydraulic hose shop and make friends with the techs. Any hose or tube that has ever been in any machine can be duplicated, sometimes improved, and frequently fabed for less than the cost off the shelf.

jmthunderbirdturbo
jmthunderbirdturbo Reader
1/20/12 5:49 p.m.

1993 altima.

-J0N

16vCorey
16vCorey SuperDork
1/20/12 6:01 p.m.
jmthunderbirdturbo wrote: 1993 altima. -J0N

Close, but that shows to have 16mm banjos on both ends and 22" long.

44Dwarf
44Dwarf Dork
1/20/12 6:07 p.m.

get banjo to JIC fittings then use real hydraulic hoses.

https://www.surpluscenter.com/hydraulic.asp?catname=hydraulic

16vCorey
16vCorey SuperDork
1/20/12 6:12 p.m.
HappyAndy wrote: Posting from a smart phone can be tricky sometimes. What I trying to say is the hose shop I prefer to use is also a Parker store, but prices their work fairly, and has the most skilled hose techs that I know. The moral of the story is to find a good hydraulic hose shop and make friends with the techs. Any hose or tube that has ever been in any machine can be duplicated, sometimes improved, and frequently fabed for less than the cost off the shelf.

There's a local shop that's pretty good (at least used to be), but last I checked they didn't carry banjo fittings. I went in there back in '02-'03 when I was putting the nitrous on my Challange Rabbit. I needed a fuel feed line to mount from the fuel distributor to the fuel solenoid. I went in there to see if they had or could make a banjo to AN line, and brought an old fuel line for size reference. The guy said "no, but do you need this line?", then proceeded to cut the end off and braize it to another piece and make a steel braided line to the exact specs I needed, for $20 or so. That dude is a bad ass.

egnorant
egnorant Dork
1/20/12 6:28 p.m.

My brother builds hoses...usually more oilfield stuff, but he has been tasked for quite a few odd automotive hoses and usually has a solution in 30 minutes.

We met a 1930s Packard guy at a car show who was talking about his non-op convertible top due to lack of hoses. A few measurements and a phone call got the 2 hoses in his hand for $80! 2 hours to get his top flopping to power!

Good source for oil cooler lines and cool looking intake hoses of many colors.

bearmtnmartin
bearmtnmartin New Reader
1/21/12 1:09 a.m.

2 wire hydraulic hose with JIC or pipe and then go to the banjo fittings you need. Any NAPA should have a catalogue with every banjo fitting known to man. You can also mix and match the banjo bolts to the banjos themselves.

pete240z
pete240z SuperDork
1/21/12 8:04 a.m.

Parker stores are good. PIRTEK stores are good with odd ends but are known to be pricey.

aussiesmg
aussiesmg SuperDork
1/21/12 8:25 a.m.

Eaton Aeroquip will build any hose you want, the factory has a store in Van Wert Ohio, local to me if you have specs.

Taiden
Taiden SuperDork
1/21/12 8:33 a.m.

I wish RockAuto had a reverse lookup for parts based on dimensions.

Taiden
Taiden SuperDork
1/21/12 8:53 a.m.

Closest I could find on RockAuto was a 84-88 325(E)

14mm banjo 14mm banjo 28 7/8" length

dean1484
dean1484 SuperDork
1/21/12 9:04 a.m.

You may want to look at 944 hoses. They are about the correct length I dont know the size of the fittings

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