Guest diesel_jim Posted August 9, 2006 Share Posted August 9, 2006 I'm re-building my old 90, now with a newly rebuilt 300Tdi and R380. It's got the original (renewed sometime in the late 90's, say 1998~2000) 4 bolt PAS box. the Tdi i have had no PAS pump on it, so last year at Bling i bought a brand new* pump from M&D (they had a load if them cable-tied to their stall if anyone remembered!) * it looked brand new. shiney, all fresh looking and not "rebuilt" Anyway, i've installed it, brand new PAS pipes etc, run the engine, bled the system out (jacked the front up, turned the steering slowly from left to right and back again, whilst topping up the reservoir. it took plenty of fluid, probably 2 or 3 reservoir amounts, so i think it's pretty much full. But, no PAS assistance at all. driving the thing is like it has got the belt removed (i.e. heavy!) as the vehicle isn't taxed at the moment (no doors or roof either!) i can't take it out for a spin, (just down my private drive) but i've never had PAS need to be "bedded in" before, it's always worked first time. brand new fan belt. the only thing i can think of, is i painted the pulley.... sprayed with satin black paint. would this cause the belt to slip? it doesn't make any squeeling noises. Would the pump be not pumping at any pressure? or is there a relief valve in the box that would cause it to go into "non PAS mode?" thanks all! B) Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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