>I have never had a pump fail. IME I lived with the slowly leaking rack for
>quite some time until the rate of leakage increased. The car tells you when
>the fluid is low, so as long as you are prepared with an extra bottle or two
>of Pentosin I wouldn't worry about it, just monitor it ...
>I'll post this to the list as well. I am speaking from a sample of 1, there
>may be some more extreme examples out there ...
I've had a leaking pump and rack for the last year and as long as I don't
make any full lock turns I can keep my Pentision consumption quite low,
like 1 litre a month to month and a half. But, If I do lot's of tight
parking I'm gonna add at least a litre every week! Remember if the pump
fails you've got both manual steering AND brakes, and unless your
prepared for the increased effort in the brake pedal your in for a big
suprise! Me, I personally like unassisited brakes, but then I'm used to
driving Race cars.