Power steering fluid squirted out the cap?!

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  1. Hemibuck

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    So after both rounds of my road racing yesterday I had a bit of power steering fluid squirt out of the cap and all over the valve cover. I'm guessing that it's because it looks to be overfilled and it was getting hot under pressure while I was racing? Just curious what you guys think. It has never done it any other time and I riding her pretty hard with some hard turns yesterday. Thanks for the advice!
     
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    Mine did the same. Try to get the cold level at normal and try again, if it still boils, I believe we need to change the fluid. I do not think I will be in another race this year, so mine is normal, but won't be racing till spring. We need some technical advice on the product......HELP?
     
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    Stock brake pads. But it was the power steering fluid not brake fluid.
     
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    Wow I'm not exactly there today huh. :(
     
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    My guess is we need to take the level down a bit. If they put this big of brakes on this car and didn't give us high performance fluid to back them up then they messed up big time.
     
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    Must have been the same guy overfilling all the PS reservoirs. Crooked glasses I guess, he needs re-calibrated.
     
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    Any solutions you guys can think of?
     
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    You can boil power steering fluid. I used to do it on my 97 Viper when I had slicks on. I could work the wheel harder with slicks, so the fluid boiled. I switched to Redline racing power steering fluid and a power steering fluid cooler. I am not sure what type of fluid is used in the Hellcat, so check the speck and compare it to Redline.

    Red Line Synthetic Oil - Power Steering and Misc. - Power Steering Fluid

    I am not using it in my 392 because it has electronic steering.
     
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    Makes sense. I don't plan on racing it that much so I'll just keep bit as is. Didn't know if I needed to take it in to the dealer for service. I would rather not do that.
     
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    extended high rpm--gonna happen..
     
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    But it was so goddamn fun!
     
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    [QUOTE="Hemibuck, post: 287484
    [QUOTE="Hemibuck, post: 287840, member: 1265"]Makes sense. I don't plan on racing it that much so I'll just keep bit as is. Didn't know if I needed to take it in to the dealer for service. I would rather not do that.[/QUOTE]
    You are ok. No service visit needed. You will never boil it on the street. Just make sure the cap is on tight.
     
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    My ps fluid also overflowed. Looking into better fluid and maybe a cooler, the old Hemi style might work. Right now just lowered the level.
    Factory only puts dot 3 brake fluid in and this doesn't like the heat generated trying to stop these heavy beasts in a track environment. Switched to castrol srf, will see how she does this weekend.
    Btw, pads were fine, fluid was toasted.
    Please continue to post feedback from your experiences tracking your car, I am trying to get all my upgrades in to see how fast she will really go. Any other input is always welcomed. I can see that there is a good aftermarket support for these cars. Now, to sort the wheat from the chaff.
     
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    Hb, please do give us feedback if the new fluid stays in the reservoir. The best and quickest info will be from us users leading and trying things out in the field and discussing what works here together.
     

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