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Old 04-26-2008, 03:14 AM   #1
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Guys, I know theres a million threads out there and much support.
I have a 1.6L and I cant find any support on that. Please dont tell me to do a search because Im trying to do this right now. Thanks for the help guys!
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HR101, I don't think there is a difference in the steering rack between a 1.6 and 1.8. The FM method should work just fine.
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Old 04-26-2008, 03:42 AM   #3
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my rack looks different from the FM diagram
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Old 04-26-2008, 03:46 AM   #4
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Just loop the lines, I've done it to 1.6 cars and 1.8 cars.
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which lines?
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Try these

http://forum.miata.net/vb/showthread...teering+delete

http://forum.miata.net/vb/showthread...teering+delete

I would play with; power steering, delete, remove.....all on m.net. Tons and tons and shitloads of threads about it.

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it really isn't that hard to do, or just find a manual rack!!
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Old 04-26-2008, 07:20 AM   #8
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Oscar. I did the line in the Red. Your next post asked if you needed to do the blue... One said yes. I have a 1.6 rack. How much of a PITA was it to loop the blue and what did you have to do?
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it wasn't all that bad. I removed the bellypan and crawled under the car. Those lines or just above the chassis brace. I ended up cutting the hard lines a few inches from the fittings and clamped some hoses on the end that I had laying around. Just don't get PS fluid in your face like I did...
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lol, do you really need to loop the blue lines? there is no extra fluid traveling... power steering pump is gone...
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i would loop'em. i drove mine with them open for about ten minutes because i forgot i hadn't done it yet, and it was reasonably different feeling. stiffer when not looped.
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how long did it take to loop the other ones?
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didn't take me too long. it really isn't a big deal. just cut a couple lengths of hose and tighten down a couple clamps. 15 minutes?
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Do you need to loop the lines if you completely drain the system? And is there any danger in draining the system because of the piston?
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