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Old 08-03-2004, 07:19 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I have a clear oil coming from the front of my m. It's not my synthetic, any ideas? Someone suggested coolant leak... but this is seriously clear sticky oil. I've checked the car out, and cant find any leaks.
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Is it perfectly clear or milky white? I would lean toward cosmoline but would be surprised if a '95 still had any left anywhere.
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It may be power steering fluid. Check the steering rack and lines VERY carefully. Have you tried a clean sheet of cardboard under a newly parked car to try to determine the exact spot the leak is coming from?
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i know you said clear but you sure there isnt a redish tinge to it? if so than black tire could be right, it could be steering fluid. coolant is more waterish feel vesus a more viscous feeling oil.
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It's more like a light light brown oil... now... im also leaking a thick dark green liquid... (no its not washer fluid.)
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