Well after dealing with the occasional whine and hard steering, I also decided to pull the Magnafine filter off of mine also, I thought that maybe it was my pump but, I started thinking the benefits of better flow would make the pump happier. I went ahead and just cut the crimp band off the return line on the steering box and put one of the lines from the cooler to it, and the on the line goes to the inlet on the return inlet of the pump resevoir.No, I haven't cycled the ABS. I will next time I'm on a dirt road.
I removed the Magnefine and all is good in the world again. Sometimes it's best to leave well enough alone. I mean, the OEM ps system has made it along just fine for over 9 years I don't know why I thought I needed to add a filter...or a cooler for that matter.
My OCD + these boards = fixing / worrying about that which ain't broke. :shake:
Because I could NOT find a single negative post about Magnefine causing issues (there were only posts about them leaking) let me go out on a limb here and be the first to say:
"Magnefine power steering filter may cause power steering issues."
Now at least when someone does a Google search they'll be able to see that at least one person had a problem with adding the filter. Okay, I expect bashing me to now commence...