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Old 03-19-2009, 08:34 PM   #21
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only pull the ps if you track the car. It sucks on the street because you don't really need the feedback, but man its awesome on the track. With the extra feel I had much more confidence and more info through my hands on what the car was doing.
i parallel park every day. You are a queer.
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Hmmmmm......... I don't even have to look at the locations to realize...... Ya'll don't live in Texas. LOL

I put the turbo on the car so I would have enough power to drive with the AC.

I am all about Airconditioning. Powersteering really doesn't matter. But you need it to tighten the AC, so I keep it too...! LOL
I made a similar observation, even though my climate is much more tolerable than TX (but 90* days in July and August are normal, along with some nasty humidity). I have driven too many summers w/o A/C, and the couple of months I had my car last summer with functioning A/C made me resolve to keep it. However, I have the $80 P/S replacement idler/ adjuster pulley waiting to go on next week to get rid of the P/S. I have a spare rack that I am going to gut, and new inner and outer (R package outer) tie rods to go on.
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Old 03-19-2009, 10:03 PM   #23
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You will not develop oil leaks...
Perhaps you missed my video.

I went straight from the dyno to Mazmart, where Ben was working at the time. He let me rummage through the bins and find the right bolt, and in return I gave him a spare EBC solenoid. The drive back home was leak free, which was especially nice after spitting an oil cloud out of the back of the car on the trip from Augusta to Atlanta when under load. FWIW, it took a few months for this leak to develop into what you see in the video.
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Perhaps you missed my video.
There is something else going on there. That should not be happening, unless the silicone seal gave out.

Was this engine rebuilt? Was the pump removed at some point? If it was, the silicone was not applied properly.

I have never seen that happen on a properly installed pump.
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There is something else going on there. That should not be happening, unless the silicone seal gave out.

Was this engine rebuilt? Was the pump removed at some point? If it was, the silicone was not applied properly.

I have never seen that happen on a properly installed pump.
No and no. I've had the car since 53,000 were on the odo. No bolt, leak. Installed bolt, no leak.
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Hmmmmm......... I don't even have to look at the locations to realize...... Ya'll don't live in Texas. LOL

I put the turbo on the car so I would have enough power to drive with the AC.

I am all about Airconditioning. Powersteering really doesn't matter. But you need it to tighten the AC, so I keep it too...! LOL
Oh hell yeah, I don't live in Texas doncha know However, I am fortunate enough to still have AC in my turbo miata and can drive that during our two weeks of summer

The car I pulled the AC out of is staying "barely street legal" and is slowly being built for performance.
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