Brett Dikeman brett at cloud9.net
Fri May 10 19:46:18 EDT 2002

How typical...I'm probably going to need to be in NY monday morning,
and the car just bled out completely of hydraulic fluid within 5-10
minutes of driving; I babied it back to the house and looked at the

Nothing near the pump, nothing near the rack as far as I can
tell...but underneath, damn near EVERYTHING on the driver's side of
the car is drenched in hydraulic fluid.

It is, of course, going to end up being some hose that will be
impossible to find on a Saturday morning and $$$$.

The only clue at the moment is that there was some fluid appearing at
the top of the high pressure hose that goes from the pump almost
straight down between the hose and its thick jacket...if it burst
internally, makes sense fluid would also make its way up the jacket.

It's like the guy who comes in to the ER covered in blood head to
toe...where's the injury?  <sigh>.  The subframe is keeping me from
getting a good look at the area the leak seems to be coming from(oil
is dripping from all over the a-frame, so it seems the source is
directly above there.) Doesn't help that because of the
H&Rs/Bilsteins I can barely get my head in there anyway.

Just wonderful.

"They that give up essential liberty to obtain temporary
safety deserve neither liberty nor safety." - Ben Franklin

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