Date: Tue, 04 Nov 2003 10:16:59 +0000
From: Grunff <>
Subject: Re: C900 Milky PS Fluid?

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. > Do I need to / can I flush the system? Do you need to? Depends how much water you got in there. > 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

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