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Old 12-08-2012, 11:38 PM   #1
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Power steering hose leak. any ideas?

Hey everyone. I have an 04 330ci A/T with 86K . So i replaced my power steering pump about 5 months ago with a pump that i bought on ebay for $125 from Deutsche parts.
Couple days ago I saw power steering fluid on the floor in my garage. I checked it and the lower hose(when you look from the bottom) was loose! So i thought it came loose after 5 months and I retightened it. Leak was not as heavy but it still was leaking.. So Has anyone of you have had a problem with that hose?long hose i believe it is also connected to the rack. I know that i didn't cross threaded the pump. So i'm wondering if it is the hose or the pump again is the problem?
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Old 12-09-2012, 01:39 AM   #2
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This write up should answer all your questions.

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Old 12-09-2012, 01:45 AM   #3
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Is the high pressure hose the one you're talking about? The one that runs the length of the rack and then back? The outside feels cloth like.
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Old 12-09-2012, 12:15 PM   #4
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Which pump type - LF20 or 30?

I have a similar problem with my replacement LF20. The leak for me is a combination of first forgetting to replace the high pressure hose o-ring and second the hose just coming loose over time, even if it's very tight. I got the suggestion in my thread to put loc-tite on the threads next time I tighten it - just trying to find some time to do that at this point since the leak is not bad at the moment.
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