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PT & WB (Twin Axle Pusher Unique Issues) If you have a unique issue with your PT or WB model coach and it can't be answered in one of the other forums here, then this is where you can list it....list your PT Parts here too.

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Old 08-29-2013
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Default Power steering Hose leak

I moved the coach (85 pt40) the other day and the power steering went out and I notced some oil leaking under the engine. After inspection the hose located just aft of the tag axel was leaking. the line is routed over and around a steel plate and obviously has rubbed over the years. I added 10w 30 to the reservoir and tried to make a temporary patch to move the coach, the patch held for about 5 minutes and is leaking massively. My question? can i just cut the 4 inch section out and splice together? if so what type fitting? There is a spin on filter located just behind the area is that the reservoir filter for the steering and fan? obviously it would be best to replace but I can't access the ends. Anyone else had the same issue?

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Then wshort anser is yes.you can get the fittings at napa they sell aireoquipment fitings same as blue bird use.I
have used the inline splice fiting on the power sterring hose.
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Especially true if it is the low pressure side, returning to the canister.
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John
There is a tag on my power steering tank that says to use 10__40 wt oil.
It looks factory
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john, Bob Loomas is right however if your hose is like mine was when it broke from being hit by road debris, harder then a rock, I would replace it.
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John, did your hose replacement go well? I have a similar situation but haven't removed the hose yet, seems to have rubbed itself a leak
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Good timing on this thread.
This winter, while in Quartzsite, I noticed fluid on the ground from the front powersteering hose.
Got to Vegas and had to have a temp patch hose made by WW Williams.
Seems the front hose was rubbing on the frame and developed a leak.
They made a short hose (it was on the pressure side) and said that they thought it might hold for 30 feet or 30 months, they couldn't tell.
Well, it held for a 1,000 miles to Washington, down the Oregon coast and over to Coburg, OR to Pacific Truck.
They replace the entire hose (that's what I wanted).
Had to move to a hotel for 3 days while the work was done.
Had to tear the rear bed apart so they could get down and disconnect the hose from the power steering pump.
They couldn't rerun the hose inside the frame as the old one as there were air lines and wires there.
They ran it up to the bottom of the bus, between the holding tanks and over what they could.
Looked fine to me.
Boy, was the mechanic greasy!!
Piece of mind having the whole hose changed.
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Full disclosure, I definitely should have posted in the FC section, you guys are scaring me with all of these complications! Its a 1968 FC!
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Hello, is there anyone that might know where the power steering reservoir is in my 6v92 1985 Wanderlodge pusher? I have developed a mystery leak that seems to be slowly getting worse. We have kept the bus in the same park several years close to storage lot. Now that we have to move it 60 miles back to Fort Worth, I just want to be extra cautious. Thanks for your help; Roy and Florence
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Hello, is there anyone that might know where the power steering reservoir is in my 6v92 1985 Wanderlodge pusher? I have developed a mystery leak that seems to be slowly getting worse. We have kept the bus in the same park several years close to storage lot. Now that we have to move it 60 miles back to Fort Worth, I just want to be extra cautious. Thanks for your help; Roy and Florence
Hi Roy,

The power steering and the hydraulic fan for the 6V92 both use the reservoir that you’re asking about.

The red arrow in the attachment points to the oil reservoir.

The reservoir has a dipstick on top for checking the oil level (mine came from the factory with 10w30 motor oil).

Note: The oil can be so clear that it's hard to see on the dipstick.

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