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    Default Mystery fluid container!!!!

    Ok.... at the risk of being a dumb a**....

    Whats the resivoir in front of the drivers front wheel tucked down under the headlight.

    This is the drivers side not passenger side. No way to access it unless the bumper comes off and it has a wide black screw top and max/min on the side??????

    Just wondering because mine could do with topping up and I don't know what to top it up with

    Jon

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    Think its power steering. Sure someone said its a bumper off job to top it up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wardy View Post
    Think its power steering. Sure someone said its a bumper off job to top it up.
    Correct. The power steering fluid reservoir is either under the right front bumper or at the rear of the engine depending on which engine you have.

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    Yep, as said it's power steering fluid. It is possible to top it up, if needed, by removing the airbox and using a long stemmed funnel (the ones with the flexy stem). It shouldn't need topped up normally - if it does then you've got a leak somewhere.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Duncan View Post
    Yep, as said it's power steering fluid. It is possible to top it up, if needed, by removing the airbox and using a long stemmed funnel (the ones with the flexy stem). It shouldn't need topped up normally - if it does then you've got a leak somewhere.
    That might explain what the clearish fluid is that I have seen on the engine

    Thought it might be gearbox related as there was a small amount dripping of the bottom. Would rather it be a power steering hose / seal or something.

    I will top it up and clean up to try and find where its coming from. What a daft place to put a resivoir Loads of room at the back of the engine!!!

    Thanks for clearing that up

    Jon

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    you will need the green fluid as its called central hydralic fluid chf for short

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    I replaced some in my Vec B but that was standard power steering fluid I think.

    Is it different in the Vec C ?

    Jon

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    Quote Originally Posted by blues n twos View Post
    I replaced some in my Vec B but that was standard power steering fluid I think.

    Is it different in the Vec C ?

    Jon
    yes mate completely different

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    Typical.... means I have to go buy some now

    Is this the same stuff Citroens use then ?

    Jon

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    Quote Originally Posted by blues n twos View Post
    Typical.... means I have to go buy some now

    Is this the same stuff Citroens use then ?

    Jon
    no m8 , it cost about £10 from the dealers

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