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Old 10-20-08, 02:11 PM
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Hello all,

My friend who owns a 2001 GS300 was experiencing some power steering problems. There were all sorts of noises and it really just sounded like the power steering pump was crapping out.

I recommended for him to flush the power steering fluid as a first step, and then take it from there. He decided to go ahead and have me install a Magnefine power steering filter for him and I'm not sure if it was the flush or the filter, but the end result is a very well operating power steering system with no noise

I will post the video up after it is done processing on youtube - stay tuned.

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here's the link to the video. A "watch in high quality" option should be come available shortly - I encourage you to use it.

http://eturkov.blogspot.com/2008/10/...ine-power.html

Any comments welcome.
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Old 10-20-08, 04:38 PM
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awesome man!!

you are the man!

great DIY tutorial
this deserves a sticky

but isnt power steering fluid in lexus supposed to last the lifetime of the vehicle?
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Originally Posted by UberNoob View Post
awesome man!!

you are the man!

great DIY tutorial
this deserves a sticky

but isnt power steering fluid in lexus supposed to last the lifetime of the vehicle?
Thanks, thanks

Nothing is lifetime fill. It's normal for the rack, pinion, PS pump, hoses.. all those items to wear as a function of time and use. All that stuff floats around and starts causing problems later down the road. Best thing to do is put one of these on right when you get your new car, and keep it on.

Sure, you can just keep the OEM fluid in there forever, but the performance and exponential wear you will incur is not worth it.

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I installed one of these power steering filters on my G35 also:

http://www.infinitihelp.com/diy/gsed...stallation.htm

I'd recommend watching this G35 install to get an idea of how to actually flush the system and get all the air out.
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ah ok
how much do the parts and labour typically cost for this mod?

btw you are pretty smart for using knee pads when getting onto the floor
my knees always hurt when i have to get down to look for something lol
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Great DIY video, excellent job!
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Nice DIY. The video was very good (except Shakira playing in the background ). Do you work for the company or sale these filters?
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Originally Posted by UberNoob View Post
ah ok
how much do the parts and labour typically cost for this mod?

btw you are pretty smart for using knee pads when getting onto the floor
my knees always hurt when i have to get down to look for something lol
You can buy the filter online here. If you want, I do sell a kit (email me for price on the kit and an install if you'd like one).

And yeah, as for the knee pads, I do a lot of car work - so they are a necessity.
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Nice DIY. The video was very good (except Shakira playing in the background ). Do you work for the company or sale these filters?
Haha.. the Shakira just happened to be playing on the radio

I don't work directly for the company but I keep in close touch with the owner of the company and I stock the product and provide install. I am located in San Francisco.
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Nice work
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The forcefield pre-filter is a lot less ghetto than the harddrive magnets I have strapped to my oil filter.
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The video link is now part of the DIY sticky. Great job ThaBay.
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nice vid...too bad the music is garbage.
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i use my brake bleeder vacuum system and just flush the fluid every 30k with redline ps fluid. i've been using it in my supra for years and works great in my STi, S13, Seq. how often are these filters replaced?
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