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    One is a screw type mechanical.

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    I took mine off a long time ago and its been fine.

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    I would consider replacing the stock cooler with something else. If that damn thing goes, it contaminates the entire engine coolant system with oil. Obviously, a transmission cooler is way overkill for the P/S pump. It looks like Derale, Hayden and Perma-Cool all make units designed for this purpose.

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    Yeah change it out, I still have some gunk in my cooling system. I have a real water temp guage sensor installed in the passenger side head (what a biotch that was) and I can see it makes the engine run way hotter once you contaminate the water passageways. It is a sh8tty design. I've known people to run them without but those are 1/4 mile garage queens, don't know about track or daily driving. It is still another to do on the list.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TerribleTed View Post
    Yes my PS cooler is installed on the return line,,
    All I did was run the lines that normally went to and from the stock PS cooler to the new fluid cooler,,,

    >>>to those that have coolant and pc fluid leaking<<<

    better get it fixed..letting her sit with it is just going to cause you more problems later on with other R/P and or PS pump issues.

    Water in teh PS lines can cause lock up,,,rust,,,etc,,or so I am told,,,
    What a poor design! I have PS fluid in my cooling system and coolant in my PS system due to a leak. Any suggestions on getting the oily residue out of the cooling system when flushing? Also what is the easiest way to flush all the coolant out of the PS system? Hopefully nothing is damaged from the coolant sitting in the PS.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JehalinTA View Post
    I have PS fluid in my cooling system and coolant in my PS system due to a leak. Any suggestions on getting the oily residue out of the cooling system when flushing?
    Here's a procedure I used once in the past.
    • Flush out the old coolant for several minutes with a flush tee and the rad drain open/rad cap off.
    • Drain out radiator and close rad drain
    • add 1/2 gallon or more of Simple Green into the rad and top off with water.
    • Run the engine for about 1 hour
    • Flush out engine again with water.
    • Repeat Simple Green mixture if necessary
    • Or drain rad and top off with straight coolant.

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    Yes you can "safely" remove it, and no there is no adverse effects. They were given to certain makes and models. people think that somehow power steering fluid that is not very hot, needs to be cooled by running it on top of coolant that is 160-210 degrees. Same thing as the throttle bypass. Yes Gm designed it to help the throttle blade not stick, doesn't mean it is going to damage the car somehow or destroy anything.

    I personally have been running mine with out one for 3 years with no problem. Now I am deleting the system entirely.

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    I was concerned that the coolant that leaked into the PS unit may rust or damage the pump or rack. The top of the PS reservoir lid is rusted from the coolant.

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