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Old 03-09-2012, 07:17 PM   #1
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Default Power Steering Oil Cooler(Quick Help Please)

Guys, I am getting ready to install an aftermarket power steering oil cooler on my 2000 Z28 Camaro because I believe the stock one cracked or something and PS fluid got into my cooling system. The cooler I got is this one right here http://www.summitracing.com/parts/HDA-1009/ . My question is; which lines off of the stock cooler, would be the inlet and the outlet? This is my first time dealing with a power steering cooler. Has anybody else installed a cooler like this one? Thank you.
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The fluid return line is the line that connects to the bottom of the PS fluid reservoir. The line from the rack is hot fluid coming from the rack to the cooler.

I wouldn't get that cooler. A stacked cooler is best. But if you get that type (coil type) at least get one with 4 cooling lines. Fluid travels pretty quick through coil type coolers..........

Here's mine. Trust me when I tell you, that slot that I cut out does wonders to keep the fluid MUCH cooler, than without the slot. I've checked my temps with a laser gauge in all types of driving, it never gets more than warm to the touch.

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Thank you very much LS6427. For right now, it's the one I'll be using since this is kind of an emergency. My stock cooler messed up and coolant got into the PS and PS fluid into the coolant. I'll upgrade it later, plus I'm also on a budget since I'm replacing the head gasket and adding a set of 241 heads I had laying around.
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Well, I work at O'Reilly auto, and found a cooler like yours for $5 more then the one I have, so I'll be using that one.
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Cool.......glad to help.

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I really appreciate the help. Thank you.
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