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The top (smaller diameter barb on the reservoir is the return line). The bottom (Larger line goes to the pump and it draws fluis into it, through the system then out.
When doing ANY line work, clamp off the section of pre bend hose after the number 11032 on the diagram. Leave fluid in the reservoir to cover the bottom barb. Do not let ANY air between those two points.
In your case you will be fine. You can replace then entire return section with flexible hose and a formal cooler. After the install bleed the air from the system in the following manner:
Oh, yeah, lets bleed our power steering sytem that we put the cooler on,(Keep the car OFF), add the CERMA powersteering fluid,......
Leave the cap off,.....turn the steering wheel all the way to the right-now all the way to the left. Wow, listen to the bubbling, ooh we need to fill it up again its pulling the fluid in as it burps its air out. Russian dude on you tube said repeat this 20 times.( I'm here to tell you guys it worked like a charm). Fill and such until the fluid is Min. COLD line when the steering is neutral.
The above works because as you turn the steering it pumps the fluid in the input side of the system out the return side , which convieniently burbs the air in the system up and out of the open reservoir. Granted as I said before you start turning you fill the reservoir, and add as the system displaces air with fluid thus dropping the reservoir.
Here we go again !
Last edited by Gaijinn; 04-11-2018 at 07:15 PM.