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Old 07-22-2014, 12:19 PM   #1
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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.
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Old 07-22-2014, 01:12 PM   #2
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it takes a little more than just removiing the lines.
you must take it apart and remove more stuff then welding some other
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Project Miatabusa Part 5 - De-Powering the Steering

those were the TWO TOP results after searching on GOOGLE for: "miata depowered rack" stop being ******* lazy and search.
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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.
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Pretty sure they all say to remove the fluid... and pack them with grease if you disassemble the rack.
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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.
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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'
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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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