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Old 07-13-2014, 09:44 AM   #1
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Power Steering Stop Leak Fluid

Hi all,
I have noticed in my Focus MK1, that power steering fluid is leaking, and I was wondering if a Power Steering Stop Leak Fluid will help.
What is your opinion (if you have used it before on any cars) on these products, will it stop the leak?? can you recommend a brand that you have used.

Thanks in advance


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Old 07-13-2014, 09:55 AM   #2
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If you can locate the source of the leak, it would be far better to fix it rather than to try stop leak. Personally I think stop leak products can have a long-term negative effect on a system. They often don't work even temporarily anyway.
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Old 07-13-2014, 10:04 AM   #3
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I can see the leak has covered around the pump, and doesn't show exactly the leak, but I can see the reservoir is missing oil. It might also be the rubber ring that is defect and leaking but difficult to spot the leak.
In case of replacing the pump do you think its necessary to flush the whole oil from the system?
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Clean the pump real well and then try to locate the leak. It may not be where you think it is.
As for flushing the system, yes, I would do it. It is easy and not expensive...just a couple of quarts (maybe 3 at the most) to flush it.

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Old 07-13-2014, 01:46 PM   #5
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I sold PS stopleak for a good while. Having said that I can safely say it does not work very well at all. It will only work with hardened seals that only ooze a bit, once it really starts leaking you can give up on it, it will not seal. It will absolutely not seal any metal wear at all, only hard rubber seals that have not been cut or torn. And if the fluid itself is black or dark gray then seal is worn from metal particles that give the fluid that color. No stopleak gonna fix that.............
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