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Old 06-29-2009, 01:25 PM   #1
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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.
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Old 06-29-2009, 09:57 PM   #2
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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.
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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
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WOW, must be a large lot ! how many runs do you get with suth a long course?
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Old 07-01-2009, 12:11 AM   #5
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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.
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soooo when do we get to some video mr. ken,.....i know you got some
wish i could make half these races....so much tuning to do & no time off.
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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.
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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.
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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!
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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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