power steering fluid reservoir
ekellock at gmail.com
Fri Nov 30 21:43:44 PST 2007
Actually there are 2 horizontal hoses from the bottom of the reservoir. The
one to the pump is one that was replaced when I got the system nearly dry
and leak free. The other lesser horizontal hose exits to the driver's side
and aft just a bit.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Bernie Benz [mailto:b.benz at charter.net]
> Sent: Tuesday, November 27, 2007 8:12 PM
> To: Ed Kellock
> Cc: 200q20V mailing list
> Subject: Re: power steering fluid reservoir
> The lower horizontal hose is the supply hose to the pump and often
> leaks at the clamped joint to the reservoir nipple. The hose
> into the
> bottom of the reservoir is the return hose from the rack. Both have
> only the reservoir fluid level pressure in them, 6” of fluid. If you
> have any slack, cut the hoses shorter and reinstall on the
> With good hoses these run without clamps on my car. The pitch of the
> car should be irrelevant.
> On Nov 27, 2007, at 4:27 PM, Ed Kellock wrote:
> > Has anyone had any experience with a leak in the reservoir?
> > I got the whole system nice and dry but I have a lingering seap
> > somewhere at the reservoir or the lower hose that goes off
> to the rack
> > somewhere. That hose on my car is blue cloth-braided,
> which I'm not
> > sure I've seen before.
> > And the leak will occur while the car is just sitting, if
> it's a bit
> > nose-down on a hill.
> > Thanks,
> > Ed
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