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Old 11-02-2016, 10:11 AM   #23 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by elhigh View Post
The bit about the power steering components has a bit of room for interpretation. As written it requires that any installed power steering components have to be in good order, so that rules out the old looping-the-lines trick. It doesn't say that you have to have it.

Obviously you guys in Australia know your road nannies better than I do so feel free to ignore me. But if a concurrent Starlet was available in Oz without PS, doesn't that open the door to removing it from yours? Just install the same hardware that would be on a non-PS Starlet and enjoy the reduced engine load. It wouldn't be stock to your car but it would be a stock application.
The law was never intended for people removing power steer. It's legal to add power steer to a non PS vehicle (at least in my state) without any special permission, as long as you use 100% OEM components installed as designed for that model.

Reading between the lines the reverse should also be fine, but looping lines or removing drive belts is definitely a no-no.
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