Kneale Brownson knotnook at traverse.com
Fri May 10 21:07:39 EDT 2002

At 06:46 PM 05/10/2002 -0400, Brett Dikeman wrote:

>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.

When mine was making that kind of mess, it was leaking out the bottom
center of the pump itself.  I was positive it was from the hose to the
"bomb" because that was looking all oozy.  But it was just the pump seals
dumping with the pulley and belts sending oil everywhere.   A pump
resealing has gone a couple years now without leaking.

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