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Old 01-24-2007, 01:42 PM
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If you don't like your car without PS that just means your a ***** and you need to go lift weights.
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Old 01-24-2007, 02:43 PM
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Originally Posted by getsidewaysd1 View Post
If you don't like your car without PS that just means your a ***** and you need to go lift weights.
You know the old saying "You are what you eat"? I'm going to go lift weights.
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Old 01-24-2007, 02:47 PM
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Originally Posted by olderguy View Post
You know the old saying "You are what you eat"? I'm going to go lift weights.

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Olderguy is a badass. Very true sir, very true.
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Old 01-25-2007, 10:41 AM
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i have had a depowered car for a while and i love it.. it is a bit harder but driving is easier since hitting bumps no longer rapidly steers the car in various directions
Also with the AC remaining, you can get a part from mazda to allow a belt to hook to it and bam.. instant ac again


i also just looped my power steering lines after bleeding some fluid... worked like a charm
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Maybe I should "rephase"

If your not OLD and don't like your car without PS that just means your a ***** and you need to go lift weights.
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Old 01-25-2007, 02:34 PM
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Originally Posted by getsidewaysd1 View Post
Maybe I should "rephase"

If your not OLD and don't like your car without PS that just means your a ***** and you need to go lift weights.
No, no, you're still correct.
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Old 11-09-2010, 03:18 PM
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I'm wondering why there are zero DIY guides on removing power steering. I can figure it out without pictorials but still it would be nice. I just need a 22mm open wrench basically to undo the bolt on top of the pump, and the rest is pretty obvious.
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Old 11-09-2010, 03:38 PM
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Originally Posted by SlideRuler View Post
I'm wondering why there are zero DIY guides on removing power steering. I can figure it out without pictorials but still it would be nice. I just need a 22mm open wrench basically to undo the bolt on top of the pump, and the rest is pretty obvious.
FM has a guide on there site about it.
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I am not doing the FM depower. I have miataroadster plugs and just want to remove the pump/reservoir
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Old 11-09-2010, 03:46 PM
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Then delete pump, lines, cooler. Drain rack while unpluggled, loop 2 lines in the middle and install 2 plugs. Done.
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Old 11-09-2010, 11:51 PM
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with the miataroadster plugs you still need to loop lines instead of cutting/getting rid of all of the lines?
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Originally Posted by rabyrab View Post
with the miataroadster plugs you still need to loop lines instead of cutting/getting rid of all of the lines?
No, not if you do the FM method of de-powering your rack.
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ok good cause i just ordered that kit, so i will follow FM's DEPOWERING way or PS Delete, same difference?
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Originally Posted by SlideRuler View Post
I am not doing the FM depower. I have miataroadster plugs and just want to remove the pump/reservoir
Do the FM method. It is much better then looping the lines.
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Old 11-10-2010, 09:37 AM
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there's no looping lines if you have miataroadster plugs. Stop getting this twisted. You remove the pump, the reservoir, and every single hose/line connected to them and the rack. Then plug the remaining holes with the 6 or 8 plugs they sent you. Screw removing the rack to cut the seals. Unnecessary and time-consuming. I've mastered my PS with the belt removed, it's really not that difficult at all. I drove beltless for over 2 months now. So I don't need to go as far with depowering as some of you might.
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The advantage to pulling the seal out is even lighter steering effort. If you're manly enough to drive around with the seal still in there, go for it, but it isn't that hard to remove. It only took me an hour or so to depower mine, and 15 mins of that was spent fighting the circlip with needle nose pliers because I don't have snap ring pliers. I haven't had a chance to drive mine yet though. I would love to have a set of those plugs, but I have a welder and I'm cheap, so I just welded the existing fittings shut and used those.
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