What size nut is the high-pressure line that goes into the steering gearbox?
I inadvertently slightly buggered the first thread on the bolt on the high pressure power steering hose, so that it won't seat quite right and screw into the steering gearbox. (Yeah, my fault. I have R&Red a half dozen or so steering gearboxes on this car without screwing it up, so apparently the sixth time is the charm.)
Before I go spending $50 on a new hose (and this one is literally almost brand new), I'm going to get a grade 8 nut and force thread it onto the bolt to clean up the threads. (The steering gear is fine--I was able to screw in the plug no problem, although I no longer have it so I can't take it to the hardware store to match it up to a nut.)
As far as I can tell, it's an 18mm bolt, so does that mean that an M18 nut would work? Coarse thread, I presume? Thanks.
--'94 Caprice "SS" wagon, 0.30 over, high-volume oil pump, LT4 hot cam, 1.6:1 rockers, ported aluminum Corvette heads, shorty headers, PCM4Less tune, 4.10s, shift kit, side-exit dual exhaust with Flowmasters, OR X-pipe, F-body gauge cluster, Bonneville front and rear seats (working electrics), Bravada console shifter, Bilsteins, 12.7:1 Impala steering box, Boss 338s with 255/45R20s, bunch of other stuff I'm forgetting.
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