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Old 18-06-2017, 08:21 PM   #1
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June 2015. Power steering hose splits and car towed to dealership to fit a new hose.

been having some whine and screeching while driving for the last 2 days and about 0.5 mile from home, I lost all power steering. limped home and opened the bonnet. No steam like there was previously but could see lots of fluid on the undertray. I don't know if it's another busted hose or a cracked pump. Is there a way to check the power steering fluid level? thanks

will need to tow it to somewhere nearby to get it fixed.
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Old 18-06-2017, 10:13 PM   #2
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The reservoir is under the airbox and you have to remove the airbox to see it.
I think it's the hose. They tend to break relatively easy.
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Old 18-06-2017, 10:28 PM   #3
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have you tried aftermarket hoses? like Hack engineering ones?
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Old 18-06-2017, 10:46 PM   #4
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what is the power steering fluid to use
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Old 19-06-2017, 12:43 PM   #5
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what is the power steering fluid to use
Pentosin chf 11s. Same as smg fluid 1 lt cans from BMW
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Old 19-06-2017, 05:16 PM   #6
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tx. bought 2 L from opie
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Definitely a weak spot in the car - mine has gone once and i know of a fair few others that have had similar.
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Pentosin chf 11s. Same as smg fluid 1 lt cans from BMW
Atf oil only
Written on the cap
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Old 21-06-2017, 12:48 PM   #9
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Bin the cap . C Avatar pic. Originally specified by BMW, probably spec Castrol now. Monkey probily has that info

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Written on the cap
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