[s-cars] Fumoto Valve and Michelin Man Issues
forgied at direct.ca
Sun Jan 18 13:37:57 EST 2004
Kirby: No, its definitely the Fumoto. As I lay there (car up on new
"Jack-all" Brand ramps with extensions - Thanks Santa), playing with the
Michelin Man, I wiped the Fumoto. Two minutes later, it was "wet" again.
Okay. Problem. (minor?). But I will check the power steering pump reservoir
just because you've reminded me. Thanks.
Kirby Smith wrote:
> Dave, I noticed what appeared to be the same Fumoto valve leak when
> changing oil this fall, and put it on the list of things to be looked at
> when I was having some suspension work done. Turns out that the leak
> was from an x-plug on the hydraulic pump. Is your hydraulic fluid
> showing any sign of loss?
> Dave Forgie wrote:
> > S-gruppees: I changed my oil yesterday. While doing so I noticed one
> > on-going problem and one "new" one:
> > 2. I have been running a Fumoto drain valve for years. I thought
> > everything was fine but on closer inspection, i.e. during the time I was
> > playing with the Michelin Man, I noticed that the Fumoto was weeping out
> > the end (not at the ball) where there is a circular plate and an the
> > C-clip. I don't remember this before. I didn't do anything different
> > this time. Has it always been doing this and I didn't notice before
> > because the belly pan got put on too quickly? (The motor doesn't use
> > any oil in 5000 km). The belly pan has oil and dirt on it but I have
> > never cleaned it. (Going out right now to the pressure car wash to clean
> > it). Any BTDT's or??
> > TIA
> > Dave F.
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