I broke a powersteering hose yesterday on my '05 4720: actually, the hose has been rubbing on the frame for some time. Upon tight turns, a small squirt of oil would spray the hot manifold. Thankfully, I was close to the house, so the walk for tools was not shameful by any means.
A couple of quick phone calls confirmed this hose was not available close to my place. My BIL remembered that an auto parts store that is family owned makes hoses. They were missing one of the fittings, so we could not replace the hose until this morning. My poor baby had to sleep outdoors last night
The rub wear concerns me for the future. Does anyone on this fine forum know of a wear sleeve they could recommend? What I have in mind is a Kevlar or thick, but flexible Teflon wrap that could be slipped between the hose and frame and secured with zip ties without having to remove the hose again?
I'm grateful for your thoughts and will share my solution to the greater populace,