Re: power steering coolers

Swap in the Eaton LSD in the rear diff and that problem goes away. Weren't you guys the team that had steering rack problems too?

DelinquentRacer wrote:

It's pretty common for the factory "cooler" to be a loop of hard line bolted to a crossmember acting as a heat sink.
The crossmember is often in turbulent air so it may shed enough heat to be effective enough for the street.

I've run a small motorcycle tube/fin oil cooler, and also a small plate/fin cooler on the return line for years.
Both have kept the fluid looking like it was in good shape (still pretty red.) Also, the factory "loop" is still there.

KeiCarMike wrote:

Our all-steel-body merkur isn't that light, it's actually rather front heavy.

I thought about de-powering our Merkur rack, but with a welded diff we need the p/s to just move around the pit.

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27 (edited by hkerekes 2022-08-23 10:28 AM)

Re: power steering coolers

TheEngineer wrote:

Man take the pissing contest somewhere else.

i didnt start the bullshit

KeiCarMike wrote:

Our all-steel-body merkur isn't that light, it's actually rather front heavy. Maybe just try driving faster?

this is the bullshit

kakarot1232001 wrote:

On the original subject. The low pressure side cooler would be easiest and most logical if you want a flexibility. Can also put it away and have a small fan with a thermal switch to trigger it.

already suggested, op doesnt want to

Re: power steering coolers

hkerekes wrote:
TheEngineer wrote:

Man take the pissing contest somewhere else.

i didnt start the bullshit

Even if that was true, doesn't mean you have to continue it. Take the pissing contest somewhere else.

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Re: power steering coolers

we are in the process of installing a volvo electrically powered hydraulic pump  Will be using a small trans cooler in the return line, along with a filter.  The best part is if this fails, we go right back to our non powered rack, which weve been using for about 10 years.   With a v8 and larger tires (255-275), it's getting tedious, especial;ly at NCM with the long high speed turns.  Our 80 year old Co driver has been asking for this for a while now....

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