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post #1 of 4 Old 1st July 2016, 01:03 AM Thread Starter
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S85 Power Steering Fluid Question

Hello all,

I am in the process of trying to find an AC leak. I have taken off the right (passenger side) air intake filter housing to get a better look at the compressor. I noticed quite a bit of gunk build up on the underside of the power steering reservoir.

At the risk of sounding stupid, is this normal?
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In an attempt to spur conversation, I will sort of answer my own question.

I have not noticed any power steering issues with the car. I also checked the power steering fluid level and it appears to be bang on.

Because of this, I am assuming that the gunk/oil residue is coming from somewhere else. Any thoughts?

Could this possibly be the oil from the AC system?
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Hard to tell where that is.

My power steering weeps a fair amount, but not to that degree-although I haven't pulled the reservoir to see beneath it.

The line looks similar to an AC line and oil present is usually not normal.
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Hard to tell where that is.

My power steering weeps a fair amount, but not to that degree-although I haven't pulled the reservoir to see beneath it.

The line looks similar to an AC line and oil present is usually not normal.
Yeah - I reached the conclusion that it isn't normal and bought the used pieces online.

They should be here next week and I will replace them and do the PS flush at the same time. I will probably replace the O-ring with a brand new one.
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