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Re: Steering Fluid Leak -- Follow-up

>BTW, one of my theories had been that the big blowout I had on the right
>front (at 80 MPH) was somehow related to the fluid leak -- there was a loud
>clunk from the underside of the car that immediately preceded the blowout.
>The consensus on the list was that the problem was leaking rack seals and
>that something (like a nail) thrown by the tire wouldn't cause this. Could
>it have damaged the end of the hose?

It's a stretch, but possible the shock and vibration in the steering system
when you corrected for the blowout caused a bad hose to fail at that time.
It must have been close already.

Richard Funnell,
San Jose, California
'83 urQ
'87 560 SL