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    Power Steering Diagnosis (b14 pump solution)

    Well the obvious problem I had was that my pump was not working how it was supposed to work.
    So I go around looking for a power steering pump and I cannot get the exact match to mines. When I do, the sellers of the part want to dig out yuh eye with high prices.
    So I start to think about a Frankenstein conversion. I had to choose a widely available, cheap and high performance brand. Low and behold it was NISSAN. B14 to be precise.

    So I bought a B14 pump for $150.00 VAT Inclusive .
    Took it to my mechanic and told him what I wanted done. The pump more or less lined up in the Subaru bracket. Changes that had to be made are as follows:

    1. B14 pulley had to be reversed to get the correct offset. B13 would have worked perfectly as well. $150

    2. Pulley belt had to be changed from the original 4-groove to 3-groove $42

    3. Power steering lines had to be 'adjusted' for line-up. Fluid bolt hole also has to be widened

    4. Original 'suction' flange to pump in B14 was swapped and the Subaru one installed perfectly.

    5. Pulley Belt shield was drilled for new line-up as a result of the offset change from the new pump.

    Drove the car around a few blocks just now, now noise, no
    stiffening when slowing down, constant idle maintained when turning and very soft steering turn. NISSAN RULES.

    Total cost to me was dog cheap inclusive of labor and materials and VAT and I saved over $2500.00

    I don't want to count my eggs before they hatch so to speak but so far so good. When you compare $400 all inclusive to a pump costing $1500-$3800, you cannot go wrong.

    I must say hats off to my mechanic for going along with my belief and his expertise. Here are some pics:


    B13 pump on a b13 engine


    Pulley Belt cost $42.00


    B14 Pump on engine bolted up on the Subaru Flange


    Before it was bolted up on the engine. The other pumps that are seen are the other Subaru pumps that I have tried and failed.



    Other Subaru pumps that I had tried and failed with.

    My mechanic: Daren
    Tel: 785-4506
    Location: Chase Village

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    Re: Power Steering Diagnosis

    Great write up man! I needed a new PS pump in december but also got hit with a blown engine the replacement had another pump though, if im in need of another im definitely going this route.

    btw why did the other subaru pumps not work?

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    Re: Power Steering Diagnosis

    You're becoming a real master mixer boy, lol. Hope the duct tape all holds together when you cross 200WHP.

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    Re: Power Steering Diagnosis

    hope the frankenstein works


    buh allyuh cud cry when d subaru genuine part expensive eh
    yuh tink ah b13 genuine part in d firm cheap as well?

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    Re: Power Steering Diagnosis

    Interesting substitute there DOT4.

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    Re: Power Steering Diagnosis

    Quote Originally Posted by tr1ad
    hope the frankenstein works


    buh allyuh cud cry when d subaru genuine part expensive eh
    yuh tink ah b13 genuine part in d firm cheap as well?
    Exactly my point, but yet you could get it USED for $150.00

    Further more, I not telling anyone to do this. I put this info foward as an option to those that cannot find what they are looking for as well. I believe congrats are in order as I have not seen you or anyone else make or explore other options.
    So you go and play yuh mas.
    As far as I know carnival gone already.

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    Re: Power Steering Diagnosis

    Quote Originally Posted by KiD
    btw why did the other subaru pumps not work?
    Space restrictions, orientation of the hoses.
    I believe that all the mounting brackets are the same hole spacing though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by trinidoc
    You're becoming a real master mixer boy, lol. Hope the duct tape all holds together when you cross 200WHP.
    Same pumps have been found in the NISSAN SR20 that goes well beyond 200whp. As I said Nissan rules.

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    Quote Originally Posted by brakefluid
    Quote Originally Posted by trinidoc
    You're becoming a real master mixer boy, lol. Hope the duct tape all holds together when you cross 200WHP.
    Same pumps have been found in the NISSAN SR20 that goes well beyond 200whp. As I said Nissan rules.
    No offence but who cares, for $150 I can get another . Besides how often am I going to run 200whp?

    Thanks Subydude. Finally some appreciation.

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    Re: Power Steering Diagnosis

    i not knockin the system


    but buying used has a downside
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