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PostPosted: Tue Sep 13, 2011 5:53 pm 
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My Ride: Cam'd LS1 ss -11.81@121
Name: Beno
I have been speaking to a couple of other members about the up-coming DECA day with regards to preparation for your car for the event. In the discussions, we discovered not too many members have a adequate power steering cooler on their car for a day at the skidpan. Most of the cars with power steering have a single tube to act as a cooler – this is ok for day to day driving, but doesn’t really stand up to the task of spirited driving @ DECA (or any skidpan for that matter).

So, I thought I would talk about that power steering cooler that is on my vx ss commodore.
What you need;
A power steering cooler kit which comprises of;
• Cooler \ small radiator
• Rubber hoses
• Hose clamps & cable ties for mounting.
• Up to 1Litre of Power Steering fluid
(This is I think the exact cooler I have on my car... example here)

Install process.
It was a simple install, took me around 2 hours with all of my stuffing around to get this completed... Some of the steps involved were;
• Drain power steering fluid by undoing the rubber hoses where you will connect the new lines.
• Remove factory power steering cooler (tube) from front of car
• Cut rubber hoses to length to connect existing supply \ return lines from power steering pump to the cooler
• Mount cooler on existing \ factory bracket using provided cable \ zip ties
• Connect hoses to cooler
• Fill power steering reservoir with new power steering fluid
• Start car & check for leaks
I managed to mount my new cooler on the existing brackets for the factory ‘tube’ cooler, so hopefully it is possible on other model cars also.

I know a member said his commodore had power steering issues one time up @ DECA, this is when the car was still under warranty (luckily), but this indicates the stress a skidpan day has on the power steering if a 2yo power steering system will fail, I’d hate for a older car to blow a power steering pump on the day because the fluid got too hot.

Here is a idea for you all, contact the store in Bentleigh which is selling this item & see if they will do a ‘Group buy’ on this item – you may get a discount if you order a few (min 5 etc) on the same invoice. Someone will have to put their hand up to organise the group buy.

Post a reply if you have any questions, or even feel free to PM me if you wish.


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 13, 2011 6:43 pm 
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My Ride: 77 lx torana 93 vq states
Name: Ryan
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not a bad idea for the guys in late model cars i thought i better get some form of cooling for the powersteering in the torana so gonna pick up a box of theseImage and if that fails ill have a few spoonfuls of this Image

haha on a serious note do you have any photos of the system your running i rember grant had some issues when i was at deca in the ve with powersteering cooking itself


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 13, 2011 7:50 pm 
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My Ride: lx hatch torana
Name: james
i think its mainly due to the impellars in the pwr steering pumps being made of plastic. apparently they melt. this happened on my brothers vz at spring nats last year, the say the constant high revs is very bad for them, so the cooler definately will help.


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 13, 2011 9:02 pm 
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mr5000 wrote:
haha on a serious note do you have any photos of the system your running i rember grant had some issues when i was at deca in the ve with powersteering cooking itself

I just need to get the pics off my phone then I will post them up.


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 14, 2011 12:34 am 
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My Ride: LJ Torana
Name: Eric
thanks Beno, got mine all sorted for my LJ


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 14, 2011 10:27 am 
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Location: Upwey, Victoria
My Ride: LX Hatch, VT 5L Calais
Name: Matt
Youtube Channel: www.youtube.com/253ToranaSS
hahahaha @ Ryan and Eric! LOL


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 14, 2011 11:25 am 
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Location: Narre Warren South
My Ride: Blown SV8 - 10.75@130mph
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You mean there are actually corners that we need to go around at DECA? :lol: :lol:


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 14, 2011 12:29 pm 
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Location: Cockatoo vic
My Ride: GTS Monaro
Name: Andrew
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Brett SS wrote:
You mean there are actually corners that we need to go around at DECA? :lol: :lol:


LOL
the more horse power the less you need this mod,
steering should be from the rear

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 14, 2011 4:25 pm 
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ISO wrote:
LOL
the more horse power the less you need this mod,
steering should be from the rear

ISO


Hehe, I'll be spending my day trying to avoid the witches hats while doing 360's, not trying to go around them... :lol:


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 14, 2011 5:15 pm 
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Location: Kilsyth
My Ride: LX Torana
Name: Brett
Loving the ice-bag on the steering column, HAHA. That's what you call a MANS power steering fluid. And yes, real men steer from the rear wheels too :)

hahahaha top thread!!


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