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Old 06-21-2011, 01:21 PM   #1
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Default PS "cooler" line took a dive, what to do?

Is low level PS fluid bad for the pump (asked he THE stupid question)?
Can I simply short the line, bypassing the "cooler" section for the time being?
A buddy recommended using NAPA "transmission cooler kit" instead of Mazda line. - Good idea?

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i just used a small tranny cooler from autozone for my subie to cool the PS i was boiling the fluid at autox and it fixed the problem
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Thanks.
Easy job? Time?
Would you ever boil the fluid while DD?

Part#, by any chance? Where did you mount it?
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Obligatory de-power suggestion.
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koto beat me to it. Sack up and depower that ****.
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Duly noted. Not planning on it, as the car is multi-function (DD& track& auto-x). ' sides, having driven a couple without ps, can't say that I like it. (at least on Miata)
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You can go to Jegs and take your pick based on inlet/outlet and size. Any cheap Derale would work.

http://www.jegs.com/webapp/wcs/store...teering+cooler

Or get the Mazda OEM from someone here who depowered.
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There is always the fancy aluminum BEGi one... for $130

If I still had access to a lathe, I could crank these things out wholesale. Profit margin on these must be incredible.
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Factory non-PS cars feel completely different than a PS car that has had the rack correctly depowered. I'd never, ever go back to PS even on R compounds in autox. The feel is fantastic.
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Saedrin: Would you recommend a factory non-ps rack or depowered rack, and why?
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Depowered factory power rack. The ratio is higher on the power rack, and when you remove the seals and weld the shaft (har har) you'll have a direct connection with the perfect ratio.
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