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    How do I top up the powersteering fluid on my 3.2?

    Do i just use a funnel and a pipe, the bottle is on the bottom of the fornt wing, behind the bumper?

    You need to take the bumper off to even get at the cap!

    any tips?

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    Yep, top tip......

    Remove the airbox firstly. That'll give you access from above with a funnel and pipe.

    Drop the bumper off. No need to remove all the rivets underneath, just release everything else - wheel arch screws and the two rivets by the headlights and rest the bumper on a pillow or something. Then you'll have access to the bottle. You can then reach in and get the cap off. I'd also personally remove the little filter insert that sits in the bottle neck as it severely restricts the flow into the bottle and more chance of it slopping over the side - just make sure you have a funnel with a mesh filter built-in.

    To accurately see the level of fluid, get a little Maglite, or similar, and hold it behind the bottle from where you're viewing it. Then you get an accurate indication of the level against the min/max lines.

    That's what I did when I had to top mine up and it made it so much easier that way.

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    Cheers Duncan!!

    Can you also help me with the gearbox oil I asked about?

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    Not sure if I've seen that thread, but I've never had to deal with gearbox oil so not sure if I can help. I'll look for your thread.

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    Thanks for the tip, I have to check mine... What a stupid place to put something we should be checking regularly!

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