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Old 12-15-2013, 08:24 PM   #1
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Default Power steering delete on BP4W?

I have recently purchased a few of the ingredients i will need to cuncoct my ideal of a perfect car. One issue i have run into is making room for my turbo. The power steering pump is too close to where i would like my compressor housing to sit. I found the bracket and pulley that is used in NA miatas that came without power steering, i also found the bracket for NB cars that came manual steering, however it seems that the only NBs that came with manual steering were 1.6l cars.
Has anyone come up with a solution to tensioning the AC belt without the power steering pump? Or does anyone know if the earlier bp bracket and pulley will work on a BP4W?
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You dont need that belt on the drivers side. No need to tension it if its not there.
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The 1.8 NA power steering delete pulley fits NB's if you can find one. It is winter, just take the belt off completely and keep any eye out for the pulley. Once you find the pulley you can throw the belt back on before summer and have your AC back.
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why bother PS removal if you still have A/c?

seems redundant.
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why bother PS removal if you still have A/c?

seems redundant.
"Why keep A/C?" says the man who lives in Canada to the man who lives in Florida.
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yep.

-20C (-20F) here.


still... ps delete doesn't free up that much power to make fighting the steering wheel worthwhile.
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-20C (-4F) here.
FTFY.
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still... ps delete doesn't free up that much power to make fighting the steering wheel worthwhile.
It's less about freeing up horsepower and more about improving steering feel and virility.
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FTFY.
idk why but I thought the point of convergance was -20.

I was wrong
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Savington has the right idea. Freeing up power is not why i want to get rid of the P/S. I am purchasing a DOC race manifold which will position my HY35 right on top of the PS pump, and on top of that manual steering feels better to me. Taking the AC off is an option but its one im not interested in. You say its wionter, its 75 degrees here and this is the coldest week of the year.
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Thanks for the info Pdexta thats what i was hoping to hear.
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Necro bump; Been searching an hour for the belt which just connects to the AC compressor versus ac compressor and PS pump.

I have the "unicorn" tensioner thingy, but mine is missing a pulley and I have no idea how to just get the pulley for cheap.
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I was just about to post that.
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Thanks, My search prowess is lacking today.
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Thanks, My search prowess is lacking today.
I needed a few more washers that Six did, when using the same belt on my '94.

But, washers are cheap (and plentiful).
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idk why but I thought the point of convergance was -20.

I was wrong
Now that we got the PS stuff sorted, let's just clarify: -40C = -40F
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Now that we got the PS stuff sorted, let's just clarify: -40&deg;C = -40&deg;F
</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Or&nbsp;233.15 K. Or&nbsp;<span style="color:rgb(33, 33, 33)">419.67 R.</span></p>
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Yea but it was the convergence of numerals between Celsius and Fahrenheit that was in question
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