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Offline cholmes

Re: LS Swap Power Steering - The Everything Thread
« Reply #60 on: November 27, 2020, 12:45:44 AM »
I used push lock hose and fittings on the return line, works great. I used Eaton Easy Couple general purpose nitrile hose and matching push lock fittings from the local hydraulic supply store, no problems in many hours on the race car.

Offline FC3S Murray

Re: LS Swap Power Steering - The Everything Thread
« Reply #61 on: November 29, 2020, 03:35:25 PM »
I used push lock hose and fittings on the return line, works great. I used Eaton Easy Couple general purpose nitrile hose and matching push lock fittings from the local hydraulic supply store, no problems in many hours on the race car.
 


Awesome.


So if I use the TurnOne LS1 pump I am assuming it will just use the OEM size power steering belt.






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Offline FC3S Murray

Re: LS Swap Power Steering - The Everything Thread
« Reply #62 on: December 22, 2020, 10:06:15 PM »
Alright: I figured I would contribute to this awesome thread to help some of the frustration and confusion when installing PS without using the OEM banjo bolts and fittings.

Turn1 pump is awesome. Obviously they have given it a little make over since Joel put his on. They recommended the RX7 specs be used on the HP2 pump only...so it is a little more $$$

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I went with a remanufactured 2 port rack from NAPA. I wasn't going the banjo bolt route.....
You will need:   M16 x 1.5 to -6AN  RETURN (Silver top fitting) &  a M12 x 1.25 to -6AN HIGH Pressure.

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So I found this M12 x 1.25 TBI fitting to fit the OEM rack best HOWEVER some machining is req'd. You need to shave off 1/16th so to allow 4 threads to thread into the rack with the stat-o-seal washer. If you don't machine it you barely have 1 & 1/2 threads biting the rack. Not good.

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These XRP stat-o seal's worked great. You need a 7/16th and a 1/2" seal for the conversion.

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So in order to run the new LS1 serpentine belt with power steering you will need to swap out your "main idler" from a grooved design  to a smooth pulley. Here is the Gates p/n. Also the belt p/n.

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I ended up having to replace my tie rods so I went with AC Delco's substitute on rockauto. They appear a little different in design but are identical dimensionally. I also appreciate the grease fitting (you do have to install the fitting and grease yourself...not already done when shipped).

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Now for the Russell HP power steering fittings Joel recommends earlier in this thread: You will have to use a 120 degree fitting at the pump IF you use Turn1's -AN fitting option upon ordering. It made routing very easy.

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As for the low pressure hose, I just ordered standard low pressure power steering hose and used some leftover JEG's "push lock" to -6AN fitting I had laying around. I also used fuel injection hose clamps for extra clamping power.



It turned out great and looks so clean.
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« Last Edit: December 22, 2020, 10:41:57 PM by FC3S Murray »



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Offline AHarada

Re: LS Swap Power Steering - The Everything Thread
« Reply #63 on: December 23, 2020, 02:20:21 PM »
Excellent job. Must feel great to have a clean PS setup!
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Offline frijolee

Re: LS Swap Power Steering - The Everything Thread
« Reply #64 on: December 30, 2020, 05:46:23 PM »
I'm so happy to see this thread alive and kicking (and the stellar work clarifying a couple fine points on fittings and such).
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Offline FC3S Murray

Re: LS Swap Power Steering - The Everything Thread
« Reply #65 on: December 31, 2020, 01:42:47 AM »
Thanks Joel, I am always  happy to contribute.


One quick question: did you ever have to bleed your system of air? I noticed it was recommended by Napa's remanufactured rack I purchased...they recommended using a might vac: apply some vacuum and let it sit for an hour.


I assume this isn't needed because the pump is the highest part of the system and it will work out air bubbles.



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Offline shawn_m

Re: LS Swap Power Steering - The Everything Thread
« Reply #66 on: December 31, 2020, 09:41:25 AM »
I replaced the rack in mine with the same Napa rack.  All I did was roll the wheel lock to lock a couple times, check fluid, repeat. Havenít had any problems.


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Offline Tbkonwso

Re: LS Swap Power Steering - The Everything Thread
« Reply #67 on: April 04, 2021, 03:46:36 PM »
i'm surprised that no one has been running electric power steering setup yet... you can adjust the feedback on the fly...  can use your depowered rack...  no fluids and pulley.

k-miata use them and you just need to send your steering column back as core exchange.

checkout kmiata or epowersteering.com to see what i'm talking about. running slicks and big ass tires and aeros.. sometimes the feedback is just a bit too much imo with with turn1 pump or reducer.

Offline frijolee

Re: LS Swap Power Steering - The Everything Thread
« Reply #68 on: April 05, 2021, 11:57:37 PM »
i'm surprised that no one has been running electric power steering setup yet...

Several of our members were playing with that about a decade ago.  FYI.

https://www.norotors.com/index.php?topic=142.msg1434#msg1434
https://www.norotors.com/index.php?topic=9817.msg136639#msg136639

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LS2 stroker FC, Mandeville big brakes, widebody, etc
Build thread:  http://www.norotors.com/index.php?topic=1274.0
www.roninspeedworks.com

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Offline AHarada

Re: LS Swap Power Steering - The Everything Thread
« Reply #69 on: April 12, 2021, 05:24:28 PM »
i'm surprised that no one has been running electric power steering setup yet... you can adjust the feedback on the fly...  can use your depowered rack...  no fluids and pulley.

k-miata use them and you just need to send your steering column back as core exchange.

checkout kmiata or epowersteering.com to see what i'm talking about. running slicks and big ass tires and aeros.. sometimes the feedback is just a bit too much imo with with turn1 pump or reducer.

https://www.norotors.com/index.php?topic=27669.new#new

I am using the system made by epowersteering.com. I only have a few miles on the setup so far, but it has been great.

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