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Old 05-17-2009, 10:45 AM   #21
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My God some of you people make de-powering a rack a **** of a process.
All I did was remove the damn reservoir, pull the pump and cut the lines going to the rack..then I just tucked the lines aside and let them bleed out any extra fluid. I drove around for over 2 years like this with no problems....so **** all the people whining about getting dust in the system or leaving the lines open and ****.
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Old 05-17-2009, 11:05 AM   #22
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Absolutely, **** 'em, a little dust in the rack never hurt anything.
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Old 05-17-2009, 08:42 PM   #23
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ROFL.


Seriously, is a $2 variety pack of vacuum caps NOT worth it? I think not.

On a side note, I'll never know whether I love it or not, as I have nothing to compare it to on the Miata. I've yet to drive the "project" so my first time will be w/o PS.

I know for DAMN sure though I'll never put the PS back on for my driving purposes. After taking it off I was able to clock my turbo and fab my FMIC piping SO much easier than cutting through the wheel well and running the CAI behind the radiator (making it a HAI).

Plus w/ PS pump, braket, resevoir, and lines, i bet I dropped 8 lbs off the nose. Was able to fab + weld my hot side pipes so I'll only have 2 coulers, one on the turbo and one on the IC.

I love how it looks now. Simple. Now I want to remove the charcoal canister to open up some room on the intake side.

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Old 05-18-2009, 12:52 PM   #24
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Koto- I don't know what the hell you did to that.. but obviously it was more than a "little dust"

Obviously YRMV on the process, but for me 2+ yrs of GA weather, auto-x, mountain drives TONS of drifting..I never had a single problem with mine. Lucky? Perhaps.
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Okay, a lot of dust. Apparently my inner tie rod boots had been cracked for awhile and had allowed dust to get into the rack and mix with the grease, creating sort of a grit paste.
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