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post #1 of 7 Old 06-05-2010, 01:29 AM Thread Starter
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Power steering fluid temp question...

How hot is too hot for power steering fluid?
I have a PSC gearbox and high output pump.
The mfgr "recommends" installing a cooler, which I have yet to do.
Using an infrared thermometer, I measured the fluid inside the tank at 140 degrees after a 20 minute drive.

Does anyone know the temp specs, or possibly have a way of measuring the temp of their fluid and posting it here??

TIA

Steve

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Hmm...
Is that the "too hot" temp, the temp it SHOULD be at, or the temp YOUR fluid runs at??

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around 190 is when most petros start breaking down so i've heard.

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How hot is too hot for power steering fluid?
I have a PSC gearbox and high output pump.
The mfgr "recommends" installing a cooler, which I have yet to do.
Using an infrared thermometer, I measured the fluid inside the tank at 140 degrees after a 20 minute drive.

Does anyone know the temp specs, or possibly have a way of measuring the temp of their fluid and posting it here??

TIA

Steve
although i dont know what my temp ran at i do know my PSC system overheated and caused air bubbles causing me to loose all steering until the system cooled down enough. on road driving never had issue, it was all on the trails with the low speed and lack of air movement. this weekend i did get the cooler installed along with hood vents to let the ambient air escape
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although i dont know what my temp ran at i do know my PSC system overheated and caused air bubbles causing me to loose all steering until the system cooled down enough. on road driving never had issue, it was all on the trails with the low speed and lack of air movement. this weekend i did get the cooler installed along with hood vents to let the ambient air escape
I'd like to hear if the cooler helped with your problem.
Thanks.

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I'd like to hear if the cooler helped with your problem.
Thanks.

Steve
i will keep ya updated, sucks though cause i have no wheeling trips to give it the real test. so far only on road driving
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