Power-Steering Delete, UHMW Mini R50 R52 R53
A simple yet effective way to remove your power steering and loop the steering rack, allowing fluid and air to continue circulate within. This version of our popular power-steering delete is machined from a solid block of UHMW, similar to Delrin. These will work on any steering rack from the first generation mini (2001-2006; 2001-2008 for the vert).
*Does not fit the 06 with a metal nipple and a plate attached to the pump with a rubber return line.
The reason you need a power-steering delete that actually loops the two banjo bolts is to not only to let any residual fluid pass from one side of the rack to the other, but also to let the air inside flow freely from one side to the other. Without this pass-through, you will be compressing the air inside of your rack on each side when you turn the wheel, making it harder to steer, and eventually blowing out the seals.
Installation is simple. You will need to remove the stock reservoir, pump and hoses. Keep the oem banjo bolts and using the provided washers, bolt our delete in place. Make sure you use the washers to "sandwich" the delete before you tighten the banjo bolts. Do not over tighten when installing.
- Remove your power steering system. This includes the belt, pump, lines, and reservoir. You may need to raise the motor to access the 2 banjo bolts.
- Turn your rack full lock from one side to the other side 3-4 times. This removes unnecessary fluid.
- Slide 1 washer onto the smaller banjo bolt. Slide the delete onto the smaller banjo bolt. Now slide 1 washer onto the same smaller banjo bolt. Your delete should be sandwiched between 2 washers on the smaller banjo bolt.
- Slide 1 large washer onto the larger banjo bolt. Slide the larger banjo bolt with the large washer onto the delete. Now slide 1 washer onto the larger banjo bolt.. Your delete should be sandwiched between 2 washers, on the larger banjo bolt.
- Install your delete onto your rack by tightening your banjo bolts.
- It is important to make sure you do not over tighten it. You do not want to crush the UHMW.
Installation video: (Mini installation will differ.)