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    Remote power steering reservoir

    So I had a power steering failure at my last track event (5 laps into it, definitely wasn't fun losing it mid turn), but basically the reservoir or the pump was spewing fluid. I took it apart yesterday, but still haven't checked where it's coming from. I think it's the reservoir but it could be the pump itself (pulley was flicking bunch of it around). Has anyone had the pump itself leak?

    Eitherway I would like to convert to a remote reservoir, has anyone done that? If so what did you use, and how did you tap the inlet port?

    I would also consider an aluminum replacement reservoir, but so far I haven't found one?

    Cheers

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    I hate when that happens...... can even spin in your own PS fluid.

    Upgraded pump, pulley, and reservoir, all Aluminum, designed-race tested to 7000 rpm endurance in VCC use.

    G2 $760

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    Viperparts usa Snakeoyl products market a aluminium reservoir You can buy new pump and reservoir complete or just the reservoir.
    https://www.viperpartsusa.com/produc...ormance-92-02/

    Not cheap, up to you

    Rock auto for a replacement pump around 30 bucks.

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    You should fab up a small heat shield to protect the pump from radiant heat off the #1 exhaust primary pipe. Even with the factory manifold and shield, my HP hose cooked and failed at the crimp joint.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JonB ~ PartsRack View Post
    I hate when that happens...... can even spin in your own PS fluid.

    Upgraded pump, pulley, and reservoir, all Aluminum, designed-race tested to 7000 rpm endurance in VCC use.

    G2 $760

    Email JonB@PartsRack.com for pix / order

    Thanks! Probably my best option!

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    Quote Originally Posted by GTS Dean View Post
    You should fab up a small heat shield to protect the pump from radiant heat off the #1 exhaust primary pipe. Even with the factory manifold and shield, my HP hose cooked and failed at the crimp joint.
    Dean, yah there is already a small heat shield on the reservoir, but at this point I rather do something more reliable

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    FYI the plastic resorvoir is replaceable like for like although it sounds like plastic parts are not your friend right now.
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    You can have a pump shaft seal failure, or a reservoir to pump o-ring failure. They don't last forever.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GTS Dean View Post
    You can have a pump shaft seal failure, or a reservoir to pump o-ring failure. They don't last forever.
    Yeah that's kinda what I am thinking, but the pump was a newer unit, but probably reman (came with the car, so not sure)

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    The new (and plastic) reservoir comes with a new seal and metal attachment clip.
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    Looks like it was the pump that failed!

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    How is the motor running?
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    So far it's running great! Although after noticing it was down on power, I finally figured out the throttle bodies were not set right so I wasn't seeing WOT

    How's yours running??

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    Pretty good, but my rings haven't fully seated yet and it's using a little oil right now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GTS Dean View Post
    Pretty good, but my rings haven't fully seated yet and it's using a little oil right now.
    I think it probably takes a bit with normal driving, with mine I had no option, so I just did full send from the start, but some people are advocates of that, some people say take it easy.

    I ended up going with the Viperpartsusa power steering pump and reservoir, very happy with the part so far!PXL_20210725_195350782.jpg


 

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