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 Post subject: power steering??
PostPosted: Wed Aug 10, 2011 3:58 pm 
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im running a 3 cyl 993cc swift and looking to get the most mpg for the cheapest buck.

Does having the power steering run off the crank add much stress to the engine and hence use more fuel??

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 Post subject: Re: power steering??
PostPosted: Wed Aug 10, 2011 6:45 pm 
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not at all. it's very low. when fully loaded takes about 100 extra rpm.

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 Post subject: Re: power steering??
PostPosted: Tue Oct 11, 2011 10:13 pm 
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Agree on the first floor of the opinion

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 Post subject: Re: power steering??
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Buy a shorter belt and bypass the PS pump. I did that a few years ago on a 1.3L, it steered fine, didn't hurt anything. Don't know if there was mpg gain.


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 Post subject: Re: power steering??
PostPosted: Fri Jun 22, 2012 7:21 am 
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you'd get a better increase by removing all the powersteering weight and replacing with non-PS equipement. A powersteer rack is different to a non-ps rack in that a non-ps rack is easier to turn then a PS rack with the lines disconnected.

Having used both i suggest keeping the PS


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 Post subject: Re: power steering??
PostPosted: Mon Jul 09, 2012 10:42 am 
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TheSilverBullet wrote:
not at all. it's very low. when fully loaded takes about 100 extra rpm.


I think you absolutely right, Power steering is used to help the person managing the van by implementing some ability to a part of the engine especially. he steering pump contains many fundamentals that takes about 100 extra rpm.


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 Post subject: Re: power steering??
PostPosted: Wed Jul 18, 2012 4:49 am 
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ailixhomes wrote:
Power steering is a great source to save gas. Power steering can be a great gas saving, but only if you sustain your steering program effectively. Your power steering system needs that you sustain the proper liquid stages at their the best possible stages at all time.


Now to get someone to translate that into engrish...

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