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Does anyone else have a problem with there being a grungy buildup of dusty fluid on the outside of the power steering reservoir? What's up with it? Any fixes availible?
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I'll second that. I've got the same symptom, every time I change the oil I notice that the PS container and cap have moisture on them. Does anyone have any ideas?

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This happens when the engine reaches very high rpms (5-6000+). If you'll notice, the tubes feeding and returning the fluid under pressure come from underneath the reservoir. So, at high rpms, the pump is basically blasting the cap with fluid and some gets out. Not a big deal...

You do check your fluids at every gas fill-up RIGHT??? :)
 

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Hmmm....my car *never* goes over 5,000 rpm......<wink>

Thanks for the info.

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My '01 325 had the same problem. Not really a bad leak just a little fluid would end up on the outside of the resevoir.
 

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mine has the exact same thing,every time i wipe the smudge and by the next time i open it it's back there
maybe it's because i do a lot kickdown :D ;)
 
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