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Old 01-13-2013, 08:38 PM   #1
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Keep your power steering reservoir clean - $5 PS reservoir vent tube

If you're tired of keeping your power steering reservoir clean all the time a solution is to change the gasket along the cap however that isn't the definitive answer. If you will examine, your PS reservoir has a vent hole which spews out power steering fluid vapor which in turn coats your reservoir with this black greasy grit. The solution, a quick vent tube that directs the vapors elsewhere.

Parts
BMW Vacuum Hose P/N11727545323
1/8" to 1/8" male to male fitting


Directions
- Clean your messy reservoir
- Attach one end of the fitting to the hose
- Attach other end with attached cable to vent hole (You may need to trim the fitting to get it to fit since it is not exactly a 1/8" dia.)
- Route vacuum hose to your place of choice. I chose to vent the vapors to the pavement. The meter long vacuum hose is more than ample enough to reach.

Looks pretty original if you ask me and you will no longer have a dirty reservoir to clean anymore




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Old 01-13-2013, 08:43 PM   #2
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thats sick!
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Old 01-14-2013, 05:38 AM   #3
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Thank you very much, I went and did this immediately.
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Old 01-14-2013, 08:59 AM   #4
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whoa awesome. much better than the "sock" mod. I need to try this
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Old 01-14-2013, 10:03 AM   #5
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gotta try this simple solutions for keeping me open my hood every week
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Old 02-24-2013, 05:17 PM   #6
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I'm curious how well this has worked for those who've done it?
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Old 02-24-2013, 09:30 PM   #7
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Original creator checking in. If you're asking if it's worth it, thats all dependent on you. I had the parts just laying around. My only out of pocket expense was the male to male adaptor.

Power steering reservoir is still clean. Your call if you want to do it.
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Old 02-25-2013, 07:34 AM   #8
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Nice solution.
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Old 02-25-2013, 07:17 PM   #9
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Original creator checking in. If you're asking if it's worth it, thats all dependent on you. I had the parts just laying around. My only out of pocket expense was the male to male adaptor.

Power steering reservoir is still clean. Your call if you want to do it.
yeah just curious how well it worked. Glad its still clean
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