I recently added a Mishimoto power steering reservoir tank to my 2002 WRX! The WRX got a new CSF Racing radiator and I had the Mishimoto aluminum power steering reservoir installed at the same time. It looks rather nice and elevates the aesthetics of the engine bay if you ask me. I have included a before and after shot below.
I have owned my bugeye WRX wagon for 10 years as of 2019. Over the course of the ownership, the power steering system gave me the most trouble, out of all the parts. I installed a new pump myself a couple years ago and the reservoir always leaked. Shops would always give me a hard time when passing inspections due to the leaky hoses and reservoir. I went through several hoses and clamps just to pass.
I had enough with the old leaky reservoir and I wanted to clean up the engine bay after dropping in the IAG engine. The shop that did the initial build (Just-in-Tyme Performance) had a Mishimoto power steering reservoir for me to try.
The black and chrome look really nice. It’s definitely a step up from the stock unit.
The only drawback of the Mishimoto unit is that you cannot see through it. The stock reservoir is somewhat transparent, which makes it easy to read the fluid level.
Mishimoto Power Steering Reservoir Features
- Built from lightweight aluminum
- An easy way to improve underhood aesthetics
- Available in polished aluminum, wrinkle black or wrinkle red finish
- Comes complete with a mounting bracket, hardware, and hose
- Capacity: 850cc (28 fl. oz)
- Mishimoto Lifetime Warranty
If you want to upgrade your car’s engine bay with a Mishimoto Power Steering Reservoir, you can pick one up on mishimoto.com
If you want to install the tank yourself, you can follow the instructions in the video below.
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