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    Default Leaking power steering bottle?

    Took front bumper off today to change fog lamp and noticed PS bottle had thin film of oil all over it, cap was on tight dunno if seals gone on cap
    Also i can't see the level due to the poor transparency of the bottle
    There are no warning lights or abnormalities with the steering at the moment, any thoughts or ways i can check the level would be much appreciated

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    It's a swine to check the level on it. You can either..

    a) drop the bumper to get a clear view of the bottle on the driver's side

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    b) get underneath and by shining a torch from above you can get a view like this from underneath.....


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    Thats a cracking idea with the light, hopefully the level will be ok, bit concerned about the seeping though.
    Thanks

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    You're welcome. Oh, forgot to say to get the best access to get the torch in from above, you'll need to remove the airbox. Slight PITA but less than dropping the bumper.

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    My intake system is slightly smaller than the chunky original, so with any luck not too much messing.
    Also, should it require oil is it VX oil only, or will any hydro type do?
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    Best stick to the Vx stuff to avoid mixing types. You need to use the specific PAS/auto transmission fluid (green stuff) and not just a general hydraulic fluid which (I think) are normally red?

    Vx part # for a litre of the correct one is 93160548

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    Thats super thanks for your help Duncan.

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