Drip of LHM

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Drip of LHM

Post by Philip Chidlow » Sat Dec 24, 2005 10:18 am

Hi, I have a slight drip of LHM from one of my GTi autos. I am having difficulty locating the source. It appears to be dripping from the front n/s just around where the anti roll bar (?) is. I will clean up the area - difficult as it's pretty oily anyway - but as it doesn't drip when I'm looking for it, I could do with some pointers.

Overnight I got a patch about an inch wide on the cardboard I put down.

The level of LHM in the reservoir seems fine too, so I assume it isn't something major :(
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Post by ken newbold » Sat Dec 24, 2005 10:50 am

Try the safety valve return pipe, it sits on the front subframe and is visable from the wheel arch, it has a 180deg bend in it and these sometimes split.
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Post by Mr B » Sat Dec 24, 2005 11:38 am

Or the rubber return pipes at the base of the front struts.

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Post by Vanny » Sat Dec 24, 2005 12:03 pm

I'd go with the rubber strut return pipes as well, they have a nasty habit of spraying LHM in strange places, and it wont be obvious unless you do Citaerobics or have a damn good look see with the wheel off

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Post by Philip Chidlow » Sat Dec 24, 2005 1:43 pm

Thanks for that lads. I'll sneak away on Boxing Day. (As if!)
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Post by jeremy » Sat Dec 24, 2005 5:00 pm

On mine it turned out to be the steel pipe from the regulator to te security valve. this had an official Citroen looking pipe clip on ot which chafed through - on one of the coils. Unusual - but it happened!

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