Trying to clean up under the hood - Page 4 - Miata Forumz - Mazda Miata Chat Forums

NA (1989-1997) NA Miata discussion within. The MX5's first generation, the NA, sold over 400,000 units from 1989 to 1997.

Trying to clean up under the hood

Old 12-19-2011, 10:57 PM
  #31  
Red To Go
Thread Starter
 
RedTurboMiata's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Canton, MI
Posts: 2,601
Default

after driving around for a few days with the P/S belt removed. i like it above 25, but parking lots are a bit of a pain. And im coming to realize that the auto crossing i do is relatively low speed do to smaller spaces used, under 50mph. so im thinking P/S delete may not be happening right now.
RedTurboMiata is offline  
Old 12-20-2011, 08:39 AM
  #32  
BAMFr
 
Track's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: NC
Posts: 1,789
Default

Originally Posted by RedTurboMiata View Post
after driving around for a few days with the P/S belt removed. i like it above 25, but parking lots are a bit of a pain. And im coming to realize that the auto crossing i do is relatively low speed do to smaller spaces used, under 50mph. so im thinking P/S delete may not be happening right now.
power steering delete and removing the belt are two different things. I don't know if you should or shouldn't do it, but I have no problems navigating parking lots 95% of the time.

With that said, anything above 5-10mph feels like normal. Do it, and never look back. or stay in the technological stone age

Don't they say natural feels better? haha
Track is offline  
Old 12-20-2011, 09:39 AM
  #33  
Red To Go
Thread Starter
 
RedTurboMiata's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Canton, MI
Posts: 2,601
Default

Originally Posted by Track View Post
power steering delete and removing the belt are two different things. I don't know if you should or shouldn't do it, but I have no problems navigating parking lots 95% of the time.

With that said, anything above 5-10mph feels like normal. Do it, and never look back. or stay in the technological stone age

Don't they say natural feels better? haha
yea i dont know if its good or bad i was just trying to get a feel for it, lol
oh and make it harder for my sister to drive, but i might just bolt the seat to the floor. problem solved.
RedTurboMiata is offline  
Old 12-20-2011, 11:24 AM
  #34  
MFz Regular
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Oregon City, OR
Posts: 200
Default

It's easier once you loop the lines and even take out the seal in the rack. I can't say it wouldn't be easier in a parking lot if I still had PS, but it's definitely not bad. Big risk if you're not sure though.
curly is offline  
Old 12-21-2011, 10:20 AM
  #35  
Red To Go
Thread Starter
 
RedTurboMiata's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Canton, MI
Posts: 2,601
Default

Originally Posted by curly View Post
It's easier once you loop the lines and even take out the seal in the rack. I can't say it wouldn't be easier in a parking lot if I still had PS, but it's definitely not bad. Big risk if you're not sure though.
yea im just trying to decide if i want to take the risk.
RedTurboMiata is offline  
Old 12-22-2011, 11:41 AM
  #36  
Moderator
 
sixshooter's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Tampa, FL; Lake Jackson (Atlanta), GA
Posts: 1,901
Default

After you get all of the fluid out of the rack it turns much easier. And I went from 5.5* caster down to 4.5 degrees and it made a NOTICEABLE DIFFERENCE. It is no big deal now.
sixshooter is offline  
Old 12-22-2011, 07:33 PM
  #37  
zoomzoom
 
FRT_Fun's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Arizona
Posts: 924
Default

Really debating hard on this as well. It's a lot of ---- that gets removed. So probably worth it. But it's my daily, never track it, not sure if there is a point besides space.
FRT_Fun is offline  
Old 12-22-2011, 07:47 PM
  #38  
Red To Go
Thread Starter
 
RedTurboMiata's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Canton, MI
Posts: 2,601
Default

Originally Posted by FRT_Fun View Post
Really debating hard on this as well. It's a lot of ---- that gets removed. So probably worth it. But it's my daily, never track it, not sure if there is a point besides space.
im with you there. my sees a couple auto crosses a month, and im crossing my fingers on the track time for this year.
RedTurboMiata is offline  
Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
Mason77
Miatas For Sale
5
09-22-2013 10:25 PM
maxnout
Miatas For Sale
3
09-15-2013 11:42 AM
GDSpeed
Miatas For Sale
1
04-23-2013 05:19 PM
joshblck1
Newbie Check-in!
6
01-09-2013 01:39 AM
sirbrit
Miata General Discussion
2
05-02-2012 11:59 AM


Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Quick Reply: Trying to clean up under the hood


Contact Us Archive Advertising Cookie Policy Privacy Statement Terms of Service

© 2019 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.