Some people have used the Citroen Saxo pump if you want to keep the hydraulics.Anyone have any experience or know of after market pas pumps? Something electric driven as my steering is a lot heavier than I remembered when I last drove, Im running 4.6 castor but the stability is too good to give up with it set to that.
Just change to epas its so much easier.mines stayed in, but remove some of the fluid b4 the track or it pisses out everywhere as I found at Donnington couple years back
Had the same issue at Snetterton.mines stayed in, but remove some of the fluid b4 the track or it pisses out everywhere as I found at Donnington couple years back
Very interested to know what you have done, ie have you retained the original rack, blanked it off and removed the pump, or is there more to it.We have our power steering removed in our race car.. bit of a handful in the paddock, but once about 5mph it’s absolutely fine.. we really like the direct feedback you get
That makes me feel a bit better Zach, i'll hold off on that gym membership until I know for sure if i need bigger biceps.
Hi Andy.. we use the std PAS rack that’s just blanked off and either side the piston looped.. I can check the size of the wheel but think it’s a 350mm.. check out our build threadVery interested to know what you have done, ie have you retained the original rack, blanked it off and removed the pump, or is there more to it.
Also might sound a daft question, but what diameter steering wheel do you have fitted?
Reason for asking is my PAS effectively deleted itself today, middle of a wet race at Lydden Hill.
Very weird experience with on-off assistance, while the pump expired and the fluid disappeared.
For the second race we decided to disconnect the pipework and drain out any fluid that we could, but of course we had to keep the dead pump connected to keep the alternator running, being wet had all lights, blower etc running.
Although I'm a bit of a wimp, and Lydden is all corners, and I have a silly little 300mm diameter steering wheel, and I had s**t AD08 tyres understeering all the way, I still reckon I'd need arms like Arnie to comfortably get the thing turned in and held while still concentrating on the apex and getting the power down.
And that's all my excuses done for a fairly crap performance! Oh, not quite, the dead pump seized up, of course it would with no fluid, put massive resistance on the belt and then I was 2 seconds a lap slower than before! When I came in the pump had pretty much melted, engine bay full of smoke! At least I tried, and it was the last race of the season.
I would be keen to just delete the PAS and put a sensible sized wheel back on, but should I also be looking for a different rack?
Many thanks, Andy