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Old 09-10-2018, 03:57 PM
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Driving my car again, and twice now I've had this thought while driving that the steering was different.

... I did just have the PS fluid swapped. And that's the original fluid from 7 years ago, and almost 40k miles.

This doesn't surprise me. I've changed the power steering fluid in my car twice now... Once at 30K miles and then again just recently at 60K miles and both times there was a significant improvement in overall steering feel, so much so that I'm planning to try and replace it after 15K or 20K miles this time around. I think we just don't notice that the steering has degraded over time since it happens so gradually over many miles and sometimes several years.
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Old 09-11-2018, 10:00 PM
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That's interesting that you noticed a difference in steering feel with new fluid. Then again, my car was only about 2 years old when I swapped the fluid.
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Nothing but repairs and maintenance throughout 2018. Pretty boring, but I promised the family no mods this year, so all my hobby energy got directed into this crap.

New swaybar bushings
Brake fluid flush & fill
Power Steering fluid drain and fill
Power Steering hose replacement
Transmission gear oil drain and fill
Coolant fluid flush & fill
Clutch fluid flush & fill
Serpentine belt replacement
Rear dampers replacement
New clutch position sensor
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Old 09-12-2018, 12:20 PM
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Originally Posted by 4DRZ View Post
That's interesting that you noticed a difference in steering feel with new fluid. Then again, my car was only about 2 years old when I swapped the fluid.
Mine was a night and day difference this past fluid change, although my fluid was probably around 5 years old with around 30K miles on it.

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Nothing but repairs and maintenance throughout 2018. Pretty boring, but I promised the family no mods this year, so all my hobby energy got directed into this crap.

New swaybar bushings
Brake fluid flush & fill
Power Steering fluid drain and fill
Power Steering hose replacement
Transmission gear oil drain and fill
Coolant fluid flush & fill
Clutch fluid flush & fill
Serpentine belt replacement
Rear dampers replacement
New clutch position sensor
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Nice list of maintenance items you've got going there. Spending $ on these sorts of things probably doesn't seem like much fun, but it should be reassuring to know you'll have all of these maintenance items taken care of and out of the way so you can concentrate on more fun mods next!
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Old 09-12-2018, 01:19 PM
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Originally Posted by Rochester View Post
Nothing but repairs and maintenance throughout 2018. Pretty boring, but I promised the family no mods this year, so all my hobby energy got directed into this crap.

New swaybar bushings
Brake fluid flush & fill
Power Steering fluid drain and fill
Power Steering hose replacement
Transmission gear oil drain and fill
Coolant fluid flush & fill
Clutch fluid flush & fill
Serpentine belt replacement
Rear dampers replacement
New clutch position sensor
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Well look at it this way, in a few months you can start doing performance upgrades since 2019 is just around the corner.

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Mine was a night and day difference this past fluid change, although my fluid was probably around 5 years old with around 30K miles on it.
Crazy. So how does it feel different? Less effort?
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Crazy. So how does it feel different? Less effort?
Not really less effort but I guess I would describe it as a bit tighter and more linear feeling... less loose. The fluid change also eliminated the tiny bit of power steering noise (hum) I was getting when turning full lock at very low speeds, which was probably a bit of cavitation in the pump.

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Originally Posted by 2GoRNot2G View Post
Not really less effort but I guess I would describe it as a bit tighter and more linear feeling... less loose.
Yes! Exactly what I'm experiencing, too. Drove the car around a lot today, and throughout I was keenly aware how much better the steering was. Heck of a lesson learned. I'm definitely going to swap PS fluid again two years from now, and stick to a 2-3 year schedule on the wife's car.

BTW, over in 4DRZ's "next car" thread, I review the Porsche Mecan S after a little test-drive today.

http://www.myg37.com/forums/g37-seda...ml#post4214195
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