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Hi my power steering cooler pipe has rotted away and is now leaking was thinking of replacing with flexi pipe for a quick simple fix. However wanted other peoples opinions. Been told that its best to replace with a universal oil cooler. Wanted to know does the power steering fluid definitely have to be cooled. I'm only doing motorway journeys 120miles per day. Wondering if I could run flexi pipe or better to get a metal pipe or a cooler

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It's there for a reason, you'll be surprised how much cooling it does.

It's not a big part replace with original or get one from a breakers.
 

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Salim said:
It's there for a reason, you'll be surprised how much cooling it does.

It's not a big part replace with original or get one from a breakers.
This... you'd be surprised how much effect this cooling pipe has on the liquid. Keep in mind, it is continually pumped around the rack and constantly under stress, etc.
 

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I know few people which replaced the power steering pipe with universal aftermarket pipe because leaking... The feeling on the steering wheel with aftermarket pipe have nothing to do vs OEM... If you are not pedant for you car it will be ok

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I have just looked at min the other day and it's fairly rusted so I might go ahead and buy one just in case.

I was searching on eBay and found the cheapest new but also the biggest Mishimoto for £35 here: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/322189999723?ssPageName=STRK:MESINDXX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1436.l2649

I believe you can put any other car's cooler and by my opinion the Mercedes'es looks the best but here are some more choices of the cheapest second hands only:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/10241-Mercedes-CLK500-Cabrio-5-0-A209-LHD-2005-Power-Steering-Fluid-Radiator-/281365460300?hash=item4182b0354c:g:Ck8AAOSwD0lUgIqH

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/AUDI-A6-C5-1997-2004-2-5-TDI-POWER-STEERING-FLUID-OIL-COOLING-PIPE-/252602152076?hash=item3ad042f48c:g:zKUAAOSwtUtXA49p

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/14094-Range-Rover-Vogue-4-4-V8-Petrol-Auto-2002-Power-Steering-Cooler-Radiator-/301220016696?hash=item46221cb238:g:LKEAAOSwAL9UgEme

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/9763-Range-Rover-Vogue-4-4-V8-Auto-2004-Power-Steering-Cooler-Radiator-/351098802148?hash=item51bf1e8fe4:g:GvcAAOSwiCRUgIO2

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2011-VAUXHALL-INSIGNIA-2-0-CDTI-STEERING-PUMP-FLUID-OIL-COOLER-RADIATOR-/132017130856?hash=item1ebcd58d68:g:00EAAOSwG-1W1Uw3

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/PAS-Power-Steering-Oil-Cooler-for-Jaguar-X-Type-2001-2010/332061441805?_trksid=p2047675.c100005.m1851&_trkparms=aid%3D222007%26algo%3DSIC.MBE%26ao%3D2%26asc%3D38661%26meid%3Ddad019db3a154df7b78d153b43360430%26pid%3D100005%26rk%3D1%26rkt%3D6%26sd%3D122266955180

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BMW-E46-318I-sport-coupe-facelift-2003-power-steering-oil-cooling-loop-radiator-/252667005245?hash=item3ad420893d:g:wGEAAOSw9eVXVaYA

The BMW might look most similar to Hondas.
 

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Hi thanks for the reply I have a mishimoto cooler on the way cheers I spend a bit m9re than that though probs should've done some more research but oh well needed it asap!
 

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Indeed the reason of existency of the power steering cooling pipe is that fluid have to be cooled to not damage the pump and circuit. The only right option is a metal pipe ( not the radiator one as it will cover and therefore weaken the engine radiator). My PS cooling pipe start to leak about 6months ago because of corrosion and I had to replace it. The price of genuine part was about £150 but thanks God I've found on ebay a brand new aftermarket one for only a half price and it does the job perfectly. Happy days.
 

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Indeed the reason of existency of the power steering cooling pipe is that fluid have to be cooled to not damage the pump and circuit. The only right option is a metal pipe ( not the radiator one as it will cover and therefore weaken the engine radiator). My PS cooling pipe start to leak about 6months ago because of corrosion and I had to replace it. The price of genuine part was about £150 but thanks God I've found on ebay a brand new aftermarket one for only a half price and it does the job perfectly. Happy days.
How does fitting a small oil cooler rad in front of the engine rad "weaken" it in any way?
 

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It will cover it at some point and probably will be visible through the gap under the grill as radiator ones aren't standard for this cars.
 

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Mine had a hole in it, I cut it off and put a connecting loop in and drove it for a year without problems.
If we were in a hotter climate it could be an issue, but over here, not so much.
 

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It will cover it at some point and probably will be visible through the gap under the grill as radiator ones aren't standard for this cars.
but in a practical sense, does it matter? the ac condenser already covers the radiator, and factory fmics on turbocharged vehicles are often stacked in front of that, making the radiator the last in line
 

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but in a practical sense, does it matter? the ac condenser already covers the radiator, and factory fmics on turbocharged vehicles are often stacked in front of that, making the radiator the last in line
I've been running my PS oil cooler rad for a couple of years with no adverse affects, it'll be far more efficient at cooling and only covers the main rad a fraction of it's entire area. It's also positioned in area that receives air flow directly rather than diverted via the grill or number plate etc, other than that I don't know what Marktheroadrunner is on about but as you say stacking cooling rads together is a very common occurance.


 
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