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Discussion Starter · #482 ·
Finally a little update.

I've been stripping my power steering rack down to depower it before the next track day,

It all came apart about a month ago and then got around to doing the welding I was waiting on!

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That's just sitting on the bench now waiting to sort out putting it back together, which hopefully I'll get done one evening this week!

I also had to get the mx5 our of the garage to put the BMW in to tint the windows, so while it was our I took the opportunity to strip the dash out and finally get on with removing the alarm and immobiliser system

It was all combined in one box which surprised me, but was relatively simple to remove worh just removing any power and ground taps, and joining cut wires back together, whilst I was doing that I also relocated the ecu and removed the rest of the abs wiring!

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And then while the dash was out I've given it a little trim...

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Apart from fitting the depowered rack and a wheel alignment, I think I'm done with this now, everything is working as it should, car starts on one key now instead of various fobs and buttons
 

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Well I had great success at blyton on one of the hottest days of the year!

Car performed faultlessly once I was running the heaters in full blast to help keep the engine cool, it was starting to struggle a little after 5 or 6 hot laps 😂

The depowered rack felt great, no problems with it at all, I was pushing on relatively hard and didn't have any problems woth under or oversteer, so I'm thinking my problems at cadwell may have been partly down to a bad alignment and not being used to the factory manual rack!

I've now got a PC up and running to edit my 4k videos, so hopefully next week I'm going to start working through those and get them uploaded ASAP!
 
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