[200q20v] Leaking hydraulics; not a hose or the rack.

Bernie Benz b.m.benz at prodigy.net
Mon Oct 16 18:03:41 EDT 2000

Clean with solvent and wipe the whole pump dry. especially underside, so no
oil.  Start up and probe for oil with a dry paper towel. You'll probably
find oil leaking from one of the split joints in the pump, which means that
you need a rebuilt pump.


> From: steve_scalmanini at agilent.com
> Date: Mon, 16 Oct 2000 14:52:42 -0600
> To: 200q20v at audifans.com
> Subject: [200q20v] Leaking hydraulics; not a hose or the rack.
> Does anyone know how to troubleshoot a hydraulic leak that's
> not due to a hose or it's connections?  Mine started dripping
> ~ a month ago. I replaced the return line to the reservoir (it'd
> been leaking veeery slowly for years, but never enough to drip) a
> week ago so now both it and the high pressure line are looking
> clean and sound, but the leak that started ~ a month ago continues.
> ' seems to be coming from up high around the pump (maybe underneath
> it) but I haven't been able to see the source.  The three hose
> connections on top look fine.
> Does anyone know where the likely source is?
> What's the replacement effort like?  ' looks not simple to me.
> Steve 
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