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Author Topic:   Power Steering Pumps
Dirt Newbie

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posted December 16, 2004 01:35 PM  
Does anyone have any thoughts/concerns about using the Afco pump with built on tank versus a typical pump with remote tank and longer hoses, seems like the Afco pump is nice alternative?

Dirt Freak

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posted December 16, 2004 02:10 PM  
The pump with the tank on the pump is a lot lighter. less hose used, I like them, We used the remote tank one too which works fine.

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posted December 16, 2004 06:42 PM           send a private message to donslink1   Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/QuoteBBBBBB
I run the afco with mounted reservoir. Its nice.

I cant keep the pulley on mine, I ended up putting a bolt in it and leaving it. Mines a serp set up.

It wont clear if you run hoses out the sides of your water pump to the block though..

Dirt Maniac

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posted December 17, 2004 05:35 AM  
you can run the hoses from the inside of the water pump.

Dirt Freak

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posted December 17, 2004 09:45 AM  
that ps pump/reservoir combo i've also seen
on late 80's, earily 90's caddy's and cavalier's in
the bone yard during my street stock days.
always wanted to run that combo to save weight but rules didn't allow it. i'm new to mods this year, and i'm trying the afco pump too. our track rules limit our rpms to 5600, and with reduction pullies, i would think the pump would be ok. i'm running on asphalt so pump will probably take less of a beating.

Dirt Full Roller

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posted December 20, 2004 11:47 AM  
The reservoir them guys are using is off a 85 astro van, that pulley will work too off that. The other one is a 00 cherokee 4.0L LHD, reservoir. About any later pump that mounts on the lh side will work, seen them on v8 dakotas, but you have to remember we are turning alot more rpms than the stock pumps. I used a grand am pump off a 2.3L car because the pulley on them is real small and they turn alot of revs, and put the bigger pulley and reservoir of the astro on it.

Dirt Freak

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posted December 21, 2004 10:02 AM  
be careful of the dodge pumps , In our fleet of 60 plus cherokees that's the one thing we replace the most is the pump. The shafts break and the pulley will come off. We replace about 1 a month.

Dirt Freak

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posted December 21, 2004 03:14 PM  
I had an OEM pump with a plastic tank on it. It worked great until the headers melted the tank. It only took one time setting in line while waiting to go out.

Dirt Forum Champ
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posted December 21, 2004 11:16 PM  
Yeah the dodge pumps are junk, I used to work for Chrysler as a service Tech. I've never had any luck with "stock" pumps. I tried all kinds of them, then I got tired of replacing them and having them go out in the middle of the race (usually on the straights and you don't know till you get to the next turn......SCARY!!)In my opinion the small pumps like what I run (KRC) are worth their weight in gold. Thats just one less thing I have to worry about. That only leaves about a million other things to worry about LOL!!!

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