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Steering Oil (Hydraulic) leak from pipe - Liana

abdulbaig wrote

few drops of steering oil used to drop every night, but all of a sudden the leakage increased to large amounts since 2 days, the bottle level also dropped but quantity on the floor is more. the oil is red in color.

what will be the damage, the pipe going down from the bottle is also covered in oil, expected kharcha on it? and time needed to replace?
Or does anything else also need repair?

bro you need to get the pipe replaced as there is a very high pressure hydraulic oil going through these pipes. Generally pipe starts leaking from the end-fittings due to vibrations and aging. What needs to be done is:-
1. If leak is not too much, then take the car to a mechanic after refilling steering oil.  If leak is too much and oil is not holding in container, then be very careful while using steering during drive. Though driving without steering oil is not advisable but in such an emergency situation, one or two drives wouldn't  cause any damage. (Mechanic will charge approx Rs 1000/- for removal and installation of pipe)

2. Ask mechanic to remove the defective pipe and take the defective pipe to a Rubber Shop having Hoses and Pipes and ask for replacement pipe.   Buy a suitable replacement of pipe with same inner and outer diameter. Variation in inner diameter will cause noise during steering operation while the out diameter will determine the pressure holding strength of the pipe. (estimated cost Rs 800/-)

3.  Remember that end parts of old pipe will be reused for making new pipe. (Labor Rs 300/- approx).

4. Estimated cost for completer repair would between Rs 2000/- to 2500/- and 3-4 hours would be required for repair.

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