green gold pump leak

Bernie Benz b.benz at
Mon Jun 21 10:21:10 EDT 2004

> From: David Conner <conner at>
> Date: Mon, 21 Jun 2004 09:56:19 -0400
> To: auditude at, PeterBergin at
> Cc: quattro at, 200q20v at
> Subject: green gold pump leak
> Ken and Pete,
> It's very important to identify the source of the leak.  Tthe "pump to
> rack" hose is often the source of a sudden leak which will appear to be
> coming from either the pump or the rack.  This is the hose with the rubber
> sheath.  It tends to fail suddenly with a pinhole that will leak a lot of
> fluid quickly.  The sheath hides the real source of the leak because the
> fluid runs either up or down and shows up at the hose end.  You could cut
> off the sheath to see if this is where the leak is coming from.  The sheath
> serves no purpose as far as I can tell.
It's part of the noise supression system built into the hose.
> The last two times I found a puddle of green gold under one of my cars it
> was due to a pin hole in this hose.

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