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Old 06-15-2022, 12:37 AM   #1
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Default Power steering fitting conversion

I'm almost done with my 7/900 series accessory swap on my b230 240. The power steering line where it connects to the rack is the only obstacle I have now. I bought a PTFE hose kit on amazon and just need to connect the other end to the rack. Most of the banjo fittings online will not work as most of them are the same size/shape It won't clear any of the other components of the rack unless I used a fitting that has a 90 degree bend and points almost straight up. And I will install AC one day so it can't take up the AC compressor's space. So instead of buying hundreds of dollars worth of line bending and flaring tools to make a custom fit banjo fitting, can I just use one of these? Thread it directly into the rack and connect the other end to the hose end? I can barely find any information on this maybe because I am too new. Are banjo fittings necessary here?
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Old 06-15-2022, 02:38 AM   #2
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No need for a banjo. You can use a a straight fitting with a crush washer.

I’d be cautious about using aluminum fittings there, check the pressure ratings. PS is 1300psi or so.

You can also get the fittings at a hydraulic shop. Pretty common fittings, they’ll most likely be steel.
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I thought black was steel and blue aluminum
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Steel will usually be silver colored in hydraulic fittings. I have seen some black coated steel, but it’s not common.

Aluminum fittings are usually blue, blue/red, black, or silver.
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