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ZenRanger94 06-29-2009 12:25 PM

power steering issue during autox
 
I posted a question in the tech forums:
http://www.focusfanatics.com/forum/showthread.php?t=203745
Just wanted to put a link here incase any of you guys missed it since it does only happen while autoxing.
Thanks

-Ken

steve35svt 06-29-2009 08:57 PM

Never had a problem, but I'm going to check fluid level anyway. How long is your course usually. The ones I run on are normally under 60 seconds, in the 40 to 50 sec range.

ZenRanger94 06-30-2009 12:25 AM

yeah this course was about 2min30sec for the best and I ran a 2min48sec, so I bet the length of the course didn't help

steve35svt 06-30-2009 09:26 PM

WOW, must be a large lot ! how many runs do you get with suth a long course?

ZenRanger94 06-30-2009 11:11 PM

it was on Malmstrom AFB, our flightline is inactive and they allow us to use what is one hell of a great piece of real estate.

focusedaddiction 07-01-2009 09:29 AM

soooo when do we get to some video mr. ken,.....i know you got some[wave][clap]
wish i could make half these races....so much tuning to do & no time off.

ZenRanger94 07-01-2009 09:47 AM

no vid this time, I left my battery charger at my friends house in helena and didn't realize it until the morning of the race, oops. next time there will be though.

bobkat3999 07-01-2009 02:50 PM

this thing happened to me on may 24th... hot day, autoxing, my ps fluid overheated foamed and once i let it cool down the power steering started working.. but not to its full capacity. i ended up having to get the power steering pump and rack replaced. thank god i still have the warranty on my car.

steve35svt 07-01-2009 09:11 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ZenRanger94 (Post 2819809)
it was on Malmstrom AFB, our flightline is inactive and they allow us to use what is one hell of a great piece of real estate.

Sooooooooooo jealous!!! I'll bet you get some high speeds too. Over half of our events I never leave first gear![:(]

notinfocus 07-01-2009 10:24 PM

Hey Ken, you're not the only one, Scott's was starting to do the same thing.

Sooooooooooo jealous!!! I'll bet you get some high speeds too. Over half of our events I never leave first gear!

That course took about 3 to 4 hours the day before to set up. Very few cars stay in first gear to drive our courses,(mayby a Z06 cause of the gearing) I don't think it was all that fast, I wasn't close to redline in second, 78mph through the slalom like helena events.


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