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Old February 20th, 2016, 12:48 PM
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Slow oil leak, is this a problem?

Haven't driven since end of November to keep the frame from rusting and have noticed more of a very slow drip on the driver side of what I think is an oil line. It's very slow but still more than what I remember when I did drive it daily and kept cardboard underneath which stayed mostly dry.

If most think it is "normal", I'll just live with it as I know most Rovers leak a little.
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Old February 20th, 2016, 01:00 PM
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Cold weather makes seals shrink which makes things leak. Have you tried tightening the jubilee clamp? Also are you sure that is where it is leaking from? With that said, it's a Landy and they do leak.
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Old February 20th, 2016, 06:37 PM
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Old February 20th, 2016, 06:53 PM
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Haven't driven since end of November to keep the frame from rusting and have noticed more of a very slow drip on the driver side of what I think is an oil line. It's very slow but still more than what I remember when I did drive it daily and kept cardboard underneath which stayed mostly dry. If most think it is "normal", I'll just live with it as I know most Rovers leak a little.
Looks like a power steering hose to me. Especially as the 'oil' looks red.

Put a turn on the hose clamp and don't worry about it. The whole reason the front of my frame is in perfect condition is due to a power steering slow leak probably from new!
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Old February 20th, 2016, 07:05 PM
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Only worry when it isn't leaking. That would mean it is out of fluid.
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Old February 20th, 2016, 07:25 PM
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I would sell it... Just saying who wants a truck that leaks like that?
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Old February 20th, 2016, 07:49 PM
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Only worry when it isn't leaking. That would mean it is out of fluid.
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Old February 20th, 2016, 07:59 PM
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Something's missing...the dirt, grime, filth, sludge, muck......
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Old February 21st, 2016, 12:19 AM
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I would sell it... Just saying who wants a truck that leaks like that?
Should give it away ...
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Old February 21st, 2016, 12:58 AM
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That's not a leak.

Now THAT's a leak!
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Old February 21st, 2016, 01:30 AM
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That's not a leak. Now THAT's a leak!
That's not a leak.

That's a fire hazard.
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Old February 21st, 2016, 01:44 AM
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Haha! Yup. It was. This was on Rusty before I got to work. Sure was a nice frame once I found it! ;-)
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Old February 21st, 2016, 07:22 AM
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That's not a leak. Now THAT's a leak!
that's a persistent drip not a leak.
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Old February 21st, 2016, 08:41 AM
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that's a persistent drip not a leak.
It's like a dog that constantly drools.
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Old February 21st, 2016, 05:05 PM
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Thanks Dave and Jason,

I think you're right Jason; the fluid was red so likely power steering. Just tightened up and wiped the reservoir and hose clean. Will observe for further dripping. Otherwise the bottom of the truck is very clean.

Is there a product I can spray on and rinse off with a hose to completely clean the bottom side? I have this OCD trait in wanting this part of the truck spotless?

During the winter, completely detailed the paint with shampoo, clay, iron remover, polish with dual action orbiter and finished off with paint sealant. The paint now looks almost like the day it was delivered. Also polished as much of the glass with polishing agent and DA given mineral deposits that wouldn't come off otherwise.
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Old February 21st, 2016, 08:23 PM
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Thanks Dave and Jason, I think you're right Jason; the fluid was red so likely power steering. Just tightened up and wiped the reservoir and hose clean. Will observe for further dripping. Otherwise the bottom of the truck is very clean. Is there a product I can spray on and rinse off with a hose to completely clean the bottom side? I have this OCD trait in wanting this part of the truck spotless? During the winter, completely detailed the paint with shampoo, clay, iron remover, polish with dual action orbiter and finished off with paint sealant. The paint now looks almost like the day it was delivered. Also polished as much of the glass with polishing agent and DA given mineral deposits that wouldn't come off otherwise.
Can I lend you my truck?
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That's not a leak.

Now THAT's a leak!
That's preservation.
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that buffer will burn the paint off the truck. Simple greeen is an excellent degreaser, if that bothers you then you should reconsider owning and land rover
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not a leak

Well we can all agree that's not a leak by Rover standards. But if its power steering hose do keep an eye on it. If its the high pressure one it can go quickly and when it does it is a fire hazard.

Looks like the crimp might be leaking - they all do given enough time and the cold is especially hard on them.

But I agree, that's not a leak
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