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NC Aluminum Power Steering Reservoir

Postby Ryan @ GWR » Fri Aug 04, 2017 12:23 pm

At the end of 2016 we released our NC aluminum coolant expansion tanks by Moroso. Those have been super popular, and the only gripe some have had is once you've got a shiny "lifetime" coolant tank in the engine bay, the ugly plastic power steering reservoir sitting nearby is even more of an eyesore.

So, we got to work with Moroso on a replacement for that to compliment the coolant tanks. Prototype just got finished up, first shots here.

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Shape and port locations designed so this is a direct drop-in replacement:

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Beatufil TIG welding throughout:

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Custom machined neck to take the factory cap:

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Re: NC Aluminum Power Steering Reservoir

Postby wanna1 » Wed Aug 16, 2017 3:53 am

Looks great!
Thanks for working on this !!
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Re: NC Aluminum Power Steering Reservoir

Postby Chuck H » Wed Aug 16, 2017 5:45 am

Very nice! Looks like I might be asking Santa (aka the wife) for a matched set of coolant and power steering reservoirs for Christmas this year, if they're in production in time. :D

On a related note, how about an introductory special deal on the pair once they're released? :wink:

EDIT: Just noticed that the coolant tank is on sale right now already. Might have to just order it now instead of waiting until winter and get the new one later.
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Re: NC Aluminum Power Steering Reservoir

Postby UweH848 » Sat Aug 19, 2017 6:55 am

Nice, let's get them in the catalog. What's the expected release time?
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Re: NC Aluminum Power Steering Reservoir

Postby rpmchris » Mon Aug 21, 2017 6:48 pm

YES, PLEASE!!! I already replaced the plastic coolant expansion tank, but would happily get this and the aluminum overflow tank as a pair!!!
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Re: NC Aluminum Power Steering Reservoir

Postby Reitrof » Tue Aug 22, 2017 6:12 pm

Is there a level window?
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Re: NC Aluminum Power Steering Reservoir

Postby Ryan @ GWR » Wed Aug 23, 2017 8:14 am

Reitrof wrote:Is there a level window?



Good question!

No level window needed. The level window or similar would have added a lot of cost so we figured out an even easier solution for checking the level that made use of the features we were already adding; Unlike the factory tank, this one has internal baffles to help reduce aeration of the fluid. The top-most baffle is placed at the full position for the fluid. Therefore, when you take the cap off and look inside you can only see down to the top surface of that baffle. If you see fluid at or slightly above that baffle, you're full and good to go. If the baffle/plate is dry, just add fluid until you see it.
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Re: NC Aluminum Power Steering Reservoir

Postby wanna1 » Wed Aug 23, 2017 2:34 pm

Any chance for a "pre-order"? If so, put me on the list!
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Re: NC Aluminum Power Steering Reservoir

Postby Ryan @ GWR » Wed Aug 23, 2017 3:02 pm

As soon as we have a solid ETA about 30 days out we will open them up for prepaid orders on the site.
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Re: NC Aluminum Power Steering Reservoir

Postby rpmchris » Mon Aug 28, 2017 10:36 am

Just ordered this along with a coolant expansion tank!
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Re: NC Aluminum Power Steering Reservoir

Postby Verwah » Wed Aug 30, 2017 9:29 am

The coolant tank is a great piece, I bought it right away for protection against boosted engine heat. I will definitely get this one as soon as its available as well. Just to add appearance. 8)
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Re: NC Aluminum Power Steering Reservoir

Postby rpmchris » Wed Aug 30, 2017 9:31 am

I had already installed a brand new plastic tank just a few months ago, which I'll sell now. I'd been wanting the aluminum pieces and was just waiting until the PS tank came out!
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Re: NC Aluminum Power Steering Reservoir

Postby rpmchris » Tue Sep 26, 2017 7:51 am

Hey, Ryan! Any updates on this piece of art? How close are we to shipping? Asking for a friend... :lol:
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Re: NC Aluminum Power Steering Reservoir

Postby Ryan @ GWR » Tue Sep 26, 2017 1:23 pm

rpmchris wrote:Hey, Ryan! Any updates on this piece of art? How close are we to shipping? Asking for a friend... :lol:


Word is the batch should be finished up and shipping to our warehouse this coming week. I'd like to say they'll be shipping to customers next week but with the craziness of prepping and packing for Miatas@MRLS next week, depending on when that shipment gets to us preorders for those tanks may not begin shipping until the week following that event. We'll do everything we can to get them out ASAP though!
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Re: NC Aluminum Power Steering Reservoir

Postby rpmchris » Wed Oct 11, 2017 8:04 am

Woohoo!!! Got the email that these are shipping!
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