Drips again

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Drips again

Post by Philip Chidlow » Tue Nov 07, 2006 2:06 pm

LHM leak. Not serious but annoying as it is leaving a gradually expanding patch of LHM where I park. The LHM level hasn't gone down appreciably, and it is a drip that happens once the car is stopped and not running. Left for a few hours there will be a 'stain' of the fluid - sometimes a 5p - sized one, sometimes a bit bigger. Overnight it will have expanded to about 2-3 inches across. It is coming off the front. I see a drip hanging from the accumulator sphere and the air con pipes are getting the benefit of an LHM soaking (can't be good).

The only evidence I can find is a rather wet-looking FDV. Do these leak regularly, and is it something I should learn to live with? Or is it something I can get looked at/look at myself - I'm thinking where the pipes come into the block, maybe there's some weeping from one or more of the unions.

Any experiences and tips?
• 1992 Citroen BX TZD Turbo saloon, White, 94k miles
• 2003 Rover 75 CDTi Connoisseur Tourer, BRG, 145k miles.

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Post by Way2go » Tue Nov 07, 2006 2:21 pm

If you look at the back of the accumulator block assy there is a clear breather pipe that should be attached in a rubber fitment. This pops out and causes such offending drips.
If it was like mine you need to put a jubilee clip around the rubber to keep said pipe in place.
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Post by Philip Chidlow » Tue Nov 07, 2006 3:23 pm

Time for some axle stands then :lol:
• 1992 Citroen BX TZD Turbo saloon, White, 94k miles
• 2003 Rover 75 CDTi Connoisseur Tourer, BRG, 145k miles.

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Post by Stewart (oily!) » Tue Nov 07, 2006 5:08 pm

Whilst you are under there it may be worth renewing the pipe seals, thats what cured my last leak in that area.
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