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I have an 08 Cayenne TT, and one of my favorite pastimes is ice racing in the winter with friends.  And by ice racing, I mean driving around a random course for a few hours on a nice day 🙂


The problem is that I am 2/2 on losing my power steering pump from ice racing.  Sustained driving under load and with a decent amount of steering angle causes the pump to fail.


I realize this is easily solved by just not driving the car this way.  And, for better or worse, I am getting pretty good at replacing the pump.




But my question is - any thoughts on how I could upgrade the system to make it stand up to this abuse?  A couple ideas;

- Increase the reservoir and/or line size (if it is cavitating the pump)?

- Add a cooler to manage both temperature and fluid amount?

- Convert to an electric PS pump?


Mostly curious if anyone has done stuff like this before.




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  • 1 month later...
On 8/4/2020 at 10:46 AM, JFP in PA said:

A cooler on the return line from the rack to the pump will probably help.


Thank you JFP!


I was checking into this; are you suggesting that a larger cooler would help, in replacement of the existing one?



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