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Old 01-28-2011, 01:01 AM   #1
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power steering reservoir leak

There is always oil ontop of the reservoir body. Its not a hose leak because the oil is on top.. that being said, there is also oil underneath.

I noticed that the cap has no oaring, and that there is a little breather hole in the lid (to accommodate the vacuum i imagine).

How can I make it stop? I just dont like that oil has spilled allover my alternator.
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Old 01-28-2011, 05:22 AM   #2
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power steering reserviors are self bleeding, and is normal to see sweating or wetness on the reservior body. if your anal just clean it every week.
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Old 01-28-2011, 02:35 PM   #3
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What the JDM guys do is use a sock, somtimes also on their brake fuild resevoir caps too, that's a cheap easy way to fix your issue. Use a new black one, not a white one from your laundry basket!

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Old 01-30-2011, 09:48 AM   #4
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Had the same problem on my 320 e46, and found that o-ring is missing, so I took the hole cap from E90 (it has rubber o ring). now its dry and nice))
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Old 02-03-2011, 01:32 PM   #5
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A sock has been working for me very well.
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Old 02-13-2011, 09:27 PM   #6
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Yup - just replace the o-ring - cheap permanent fix. Always had the problem of oil on the cap and haven't had a problem since replacing it. Turns out the rubber "squares" off and doesn't seal properly...
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