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Old February 20th, 2014, 10:27 AM
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How Often to Top Off Power Steering Fluid?

I assume it's normal to have to top off the power steering fluid in a 110 every so often. I've fixed a leaking power steering hose & see no other leaks. But it still needs more fluid, about every 2 months. Is this normal?
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Old February 20th, 2014, 10:31 AM
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Unless it is leaking, it can't lose any fluid.....
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Old February 20th, 2014, 10:46 AM
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I rarely have to add any. You likely need to add some stop leak.
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Probably leaking out of the selector shaft at the bottom of the box.
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I add some about every 3 days. I have some pretty epic leaks on the steering box.
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the stop leak fluid seams to work quite well ... it causes rubber to soften and expand .... i used some in an emergency on my MTB disk brake ... worked fine for that ride but locked solid about a week later. Don't mix and match fluids people.
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i add some about every 3 days. I have some pretty epic leaks on the steering box.
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For me, a liter of stop leak every day. LOL. I buy it in bulk.
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If you have to top it off, then you have a leak.
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Old February 20th, 2014, 10:43 PM
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This thread makes me glad I've got a manual steering box
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For me, a liter of stop leak every day. LOL. I buy it in bulk.
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Funny as I was just checking fluids yesterday and noticed my PS fluid seemed low. I opted to top it off with BG's PS fluid conditioner. I've never used it before but a mechanic I know said he has seen good results as systems get up in age.

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I added Lucas PS stop leak to both my 110 and my wife's D2, and it completely arrested all leaks. I maybe check both vehicles once a month max now. Maybe add just a little bit every quarter.

in my experience most PS leaks usually are associated with the hose to reservoir clamp.
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I added Lucas PS stop leak to both my 110 and my wife's D2, and it completely arrested all leaks. I maybe check both vehicles once a month max now. Maybe add just a little bit every quarter. in my experience most PS leaks usually are associated with the hose to reservoir clamp.
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