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1power steering switch Empty power steering switch on 29th March 2019, 9:13 am

gtir_woody

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So im running a custom made power steering line. I have a dash 6 fittings off the rack and the pump. I no longer have the factory hard line.

I want to incorporate a power steering switch in some upgrades im making.

My plan was to use a fitting like this:

power steering switch Fitting213

But i need to use 1/8 power steering switch, as I cant find these fittings any bigger.

Anyone have any recommendations on a 1/8 switch I could use? or any other options? Im running haltech not a factory ECU btw.

Otherwise Laughing

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2power steering switch Empty Re: power steering switch on 29th March 2019, 11:40 am

mike74

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What thread does the factory switch have on it? Could you not buy an adapter to cross from whatever the factory switch is back to your 1/8" (NPT?) connection? (see below)
power steering switch Npt11

3power steering switch Empty Re: power steering switch on 29th March 2019, 9:02 pm

gtir_woody

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Ah of course! i didn't think about that, thanks mate.

i don't have the factory sensor but its bigger than 1/8. I could just use something like this then.

power steering switch 2019-03-30-064805

Out of curiosity, where is the factory sensor in the high pressure line? Because im thinking if I mount the sensor on the pump or rack end? or doesnt matter

4power steering switch Empty Re: power steering switch on 29th March 2019, 11:13 pm

mike74

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Dunno where it is mate, been wondering the same thing myself! If you find it let me know furryboots it is please Smile

5power steering switch Empty Re: power steering switch on 31st March 2019, 7:38 am

ducie54

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I bought an adaptor that goes from the factory switch to a male 1/8 npt thread. Got it in Australia from a 4wd shop, will have to go though my emails to find the place.

6power steering switch Empty Re: power steering switch on 31st March 2019, 7:43 am

gtir_woody

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Thanks buddy, was it this one?

https://www.marks4wd.com/mfc640.html

Thats what I brought anyway.

7power steering switch Empty Re: power steering switch on 31st March 2019, 10:55 am

ducie54

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That company sounds familiar. I do recall having to drill the center section out a little tho. So keep that in mind before you screw it down hard.

8power steering switch Empty Re: power steering switch on 31st March 2019, 10:15 pm

gtir_woody

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Yeah I thought about that because the end of ps switch sticks out abit but that adapter looked longer than others I found. Either way looks like can make work

9power steering switch Empty Re: power steering switch on 31st March 2019, 10:45 pm

ducie54

ducie54
Mine hasn't leaked in the last few years. If you need a new plug efi hardware sell them.

10power steering switch Empty Re: power steering switch on 1st April 2019, 9:30 am

gtir_woody

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Thanks mate, onto it thumbsup

11power steering switch Empty Re: power steering switch on 10th April 2019, 7:54 am

gtir_woody

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Got the adapter no drilling required Smile

power steering switch IMG-5173

What i have found though, is the 1/8 npt on the adapter only screws in about 3 turns. While another npt thread I have is about 5 turns. I think that's basically the minimal amount right?

12power steering switch Empty Re: power steering switch on 10th April 2019, 10:09 am

mike74

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1/8" NPT should screw in 3.5-6 turns, or about 1/4" thread engagement. Are you putting on PTFE tape before trial fitting it or just bare? Strictly speaking NPT's aren't sealing threads so they need a little tape on them...which may make your ~3 turns engagement even worse!

13power steering switch Empty Re: power steering switch on 10th April 2019, 12:19 pm

ducie54

ducie54
Just run a 1/8 npt tap through the thread. You may find that because it's only a dash 6 fitting you cant get the npt tap in as far as needed. I have a cut down tap here if u wanted to borrow it.

14power steering switch Empty Re: power steering switch on 10th April 2019, 9:27 pm

gtir_woody

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Thanks guys! Yeah mike, that’s no tape just bare, I would def like to have more thread engagement.

Nigel, I’ll take you up on that offer mate


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