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mazdasteve 07-22-2014 11:19 AM

power steering delete
Hey guys quick question for anyone caring to share. When i remove my power steering pump and depower rack by looping the lines, do I want to remove the fluid in the rack? Or leave it for lubrication? I've read to drain it out but I am nervous about lubrication issues, thanks.

Alejo_NIN 07-22-2014 12:12 PM

it takes a little more than just removiing the lines.
you must take it apart and remove more stuff then welding some other

Alejo_NIN 07-22-2014 12:14 PM

Flyin' Miata : Tech: 1.8 conversion

Project Miatabusa Part 5 - De-Powering the Steering

those were the TWO TOP results after searching on GOOGLE for: "miata depowered rack" stop being fucking lazy and search.

mazdasteve 07-22-2014 01:10 PM

I've been searching you schmuck, I'm simply asking whether or not the power steering fluid is left in the rack when looping the lines. But thanks.

SchmoozerJoe 07-22-2014 01:30 PM

Pretty sure they all say to remove the fluid... and pack them with grease if you disassemble the rack.

Failure 07-22-2014 02:42 PM

Leave a little in for lubrication, but you want most of it out. I turned the wheel lock to lock about 10 times and then looped the lines. Steering is pretty stiff but I DD it and take it for 4-5 hour runs on the mountain roads with no problems.

soviet 07-22-2014 02:52 PM

Yeah just put the hoses into a bucket and turn lock to lock quickly to drain most of the fluid. You don't NEED to do it the 'right way'

mazdasteve 07-22-2014 10:40 PM

i looped the 2 sets of lines and capped the two larger ports as per fm but didnt drain any of the fluid in the rack, it feels pretty nice, i have been driving around with just the belt off power about a month. much better.

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