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Old 10th October 2008, 17:29   #1
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Hi Folks, I have a 2000 Zen MPFI LX, I wanted to know if i can convert it into a Powersteering model. how much would it cost and where to get it done in bangalore if possible?
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Hi Folks, I have a 2000 Zen MPFI LX, I wanted to know if i can convert it into a Powersteering model. how much would it cost and where to get it done in bangalore if possible?
Hi enigmatictech,

It is not advisable to get this done. Retrofitting a power steering would involve a lot of changes to your vehicle current setup and will prove to be very expensive. It will prove to unreliable as well.

If you are looking to drive with a power steering, it would be best to trade in your old Zen for one with EPS (Electronic Power Steering)

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Old 10th October 2008, 21:02   #3
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You can install a hydraulic power steering (HPS) in Zen - once I inquired with my service center and they gave me an estimate of 6-7K for that.
EPS will be costlier and will set back you to 25K IMO.
All estimates are for job done outside A.S.S.
But its better to avoid these changes - as when reselling the car you will not get the same return for the amount spent.
BTW for Zen do you really need a power steering?
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You can install a hydraulic power steering (HPS) in Zen - once I inquired with my service center and they gave me an estimate of 6-7K for that.
Please DON'T!! For a device as crucial to safety as the steering, do not mess with factory components.

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BTW for Zen do you really need a power steering?
Exactly. The Zen's steering is pretty light, even a low speeds. Live with it.
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Can be done, Have seen one fitted with an EPS, costed him around 22k i guess. Been running without any problems.
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EPS, costed him around 22k i guess.
22k??

err.. as GTO pointed out Zen's Steering is not that bad after all. Even with the 165/65/13 its pretty "light"

22k no way, I'm gonna spend that much.
PS did cross my mind while parking, on the move its pretty ok.
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Thanks very much for your wise thoughts folks, The main issue was with parking and nothing else, I was also "spoilt" after driving my friends powersteering model. any way if its not worth why bother.
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Hi, so long that you get the conversion/retrofitment done by an authorised dealer, i see no problem in going for it. I had got the power steering retrofitted on our Indica DLE about 5 years ago, and it's working fine till date, with no issues whatsoever.
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Yesterday I went to MASS to check the brakes of my Zen. The owner of the shop during the test drive commented that my steering is heavier than usual.
I told him its running 165/65/13 and its an old model and there was no Power Steering at that time on Zen.

He said carb Zen did come with PS.
To my knowledge it has not.

I requested for further info and he said he can give the part number too.
Yes MGP

so here you go

Part number Description Price

48200-72F21 Steering Column 40,165/- (INR)
38720-700F00 Controller Box 14879/- (INR)

He insisted that this is an Electronic PS.
Any thoughts guys ?

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well i am using a 97 zen with tyre upgrade to 155/65/13 and really never felt a need of a EPS other than while parking
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