Right now I am replacing my Power steering hose pressure line on my 02 Honda Odyssey. The reason I'm doing this is because I use the wrong seal on the return line fitting. The seal was too big and I forced the line, where I ended up bending the return line fitting, causing a leak.
Now I'm paranoid that I will install the return line incorrectly. I'm afraid that contaminants would enter the system after line R&R, then destroy the seals in the rack. What is proper replacement procedure that would prevent seal rupture from occurring? Is it only flushing the power steering system after service?
I am also cheapskate, but will not skimp on parts in this situation. I was thinking of filtering the old Power steering fluid I'm reusing it is because I recently changed it, or even not flushing it because It is new, but I think I will just use a couple of new 7$ Honda power steering fluid bottles.
Is fluid reuse a Stupid idea?