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Old May 1st, 2010, 03:46 PM
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Power Steering Resevoir Leak

I recently replaced my PS hoses and cleaned up my PS reservoir and replaced the fluid. I looked at it today and there is a oil film all over one side which appears to be leaking from a hole in the reservoir cap. See attached pic. Is this hole supposed to be there? Is it a vent?
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Old May 1st, 2010, 04:15 PM
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I think this hole is a vent, i have the same on mine.
It shouldn't leak over the top unless you overfilled it.
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Old May 1st, 2010, 06:59 PM
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That hole is supposed to be there. Did you bleed the air out after refilling?
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Nope, but that is a good idea that I should look into.
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There is a bleed screw(zerk fitting) on top of the steering box. have someone turn the wheel full right and bleed it off. Do this until you get clean fluid with no bubbles.

Just wandering, why "gas-man"? You work with fuels?
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Old May 1st, 2010, 10:27 PM
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Good guess. I am a supply/fuels officer in the Navy. Never made it to Yokosuka but passed through Sasebo ion a deployment in '98. Do you have your land rovers over there with you?
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Old May 1st, 2010, 10:32 PM
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Defender is back home in PA, just junked my 93 Disco last week after stripping it of parts but have a 96D1 right now.

lol... I figured! I work at FISC fuel farm Hakozaki!!!
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