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Old 05-09-2008, 03:55 PM   #1
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Default Quick Question about Looping the Lines Depower

Looping the lines for now to route some intercooler piping.

Do I drain ALL the PS Fluid out of the Rack? Or leave it in?

I would think leaving it in would help lubricate all the moving components, and it probably won't affect the steering efforts too much, since much of the force is from tire/ground contact. I jacked up the front of the car, and was able to turn the steering wheel pretty easily with the PS system in.
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Meh, when i de-powered my 96, i just cut the lines and let the excess fluid drain. I didn't even loop them together... i just let the kinda hang down and never had a problem.
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You want to get as much fluid as you can out. Otherwise you will be pushing fluid through seals and that will make turning harder.
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yep. slice'em, let'em drain while you do soemthing else. twist the wheel back and forth a bunch to push any more fluid out that you can, and then loop'em with a bit of tubing, mostly just to keep crud out.
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