Date: Tue, 4 Nov 2003 11:11:59 -0000
From: "GG" <>
Subject: Re: C900 Milky PS Fluid?

"Grunff" <> wrote in message > GG wrote: > > > I think I accidentally got some water in my power steering fluid reservoir > > while topping up with TQ-F last time (I have a slight leak and have to top > > up every now and then). When I came to check today the translucent red fluid > > had turned to a milky pink! > > If it's any consolation, the PS fuid in one of my 900s is black, > like old engine oil :-( I won't flush it until I change the > rack, because it will almost definitely exacerbate the minor > leak currently present. > Well this milky solution appears to have reduced my leak > > > Do I need to / can I flush the system? > > Do you need to? Depends how much water you got in there. about two table spoons worth, used kitchen roll to try and soak it up at the time and all seemed fine. Another cause could be from mixing TQ and TQ-F though I was assured by a mechanic it would be fine. > > > and if so > > is it easy to do or best left to a mechanic? > > Flushing is pretty easy. Best done with the front wheels off the > ground. Disconnect both hoses going to the reservoir, and put > them in a container (an old 5l oil bottle works well). With the > engine running, turn the steering lock-to-lock a few times until > no more fluid comes out of the hoses. > > Reconnect the hoses, and refill the system with fresh fluid. > Bleed by turning the steering lock-to-lock a few more times, > topping up fluid in the reservoir as you do so. > > Lower the car to the ground. That's it. > > -- > Grunff > I'll add it to the list; ball joints, shocks, etc... Thanks a lot for the help. Regards, GG.

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