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Old 03-31-2010, 12:41 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Location: Live in Tucson AZ, work and car now in Detroit
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Protege - '97 Mazda Protege DX
90 day: 46.42 mpg (US)
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I did power steering delete on 97 Protege 1.5L 5sp. I did not change the rack. I took out the pump/overflow tank and just connected the inlet/outlet hoses from the rack. I read all the old threads here about PS delete and that seemed to be the concensus. Some thought you should plug the inlet/outlets, most thought just connect inlet to outlet and leave some fluid (but not full) in there for lubrication. It now drives like my wifes civic which doesn't have power steering. You need both hands to back out of a parking spot, but you should be parking so you can drive out (hypermilling trick).

I like the mirror delete. I'll put it on my list.
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