C5 X7 2010 steel sprung Power Steering Fluid capacity

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C5 X7 2010 steel sprung Power Steering Fluid capacity

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Hi all
Just a quick question on the capacity of the entire system.
Yes i think i have a leak, not sure from where and aware the fluid is Total LDS and is orange in colour but just trying to work out what the capacity is for the system.
The vin is in my sig for admins reference.
Sorry for short post lots going on in R/L and my focus is on that at the moment but any help really appreciated so i can organise in order of priorities

Colin

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Re: C5 X7 2010 steel sprung Power Steering Fluid capacity

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If it's just a rack replacement then you should only need 1 litre providing you clamp the supply hose from the reservoir first to avoid excessive loss.

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Thanks bobins i just need to know how much i have lost already if that makes sense, i have my good lady getting a 1 ltr bottle tomorrow and just want to work out how much i have lost.
My head is really not where it should be so sorry if my posts make less sense than normal

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Re: C5 X7 2010 steel sprung Power Steering Fluid capacity

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If you're steering is still working as normal with no odd noises or notchy feel, then I'd say you've still got a sufficient level of LDS in the system. 1 litre should keep you going for now.

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Thanks bobins it just seems notchy stationary on first start up, after that it is fine.
Have put cash to one side for a steering rack replacement when we bought it, this forum is a invaluable in that sense, so if i need to get a replacement so be it, the car is worth it but with everything going on in r/l i know i have missed or ignored the symptoms so now i am on catch up.

Really sorry for the abrupt post to start the thread

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Re: C5 X7 2010 steel sprung Power Steering Fluid capacity

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Just a quick update.
Thanks for all the replies and apologies again for the abrupt post to start the thread, not my style but head was not in the right place. [-o<

Bobins i have to update my reply above it was not notchy, i meant a little noisy as i turned the wheel whilst stationary, i could almost feel it if that makes sense.

Not had chance to take a proper look at the rack and suspect leak areas in daylight but the good lady got a 1 ltr bottle of LDS ( orange ) today and whilst fully expecting to use most of it i ended up using maybe 150ml at most .
Topped up to just above the max level, cap on but only to cover the reservoir not screwed into place , started car left for 4 mins and then did 10 lock to lock turns without holding on full lock and level is now on or just a fag papers width below max.
No noise on turning wheel stationary which is where i first noticed the noise.

Now comes the confession, this car has been in our household for best part of 2.5 years and even knowing the issues with the racks on them i have to admit i had to google what the reservoir looked like . #-o #-o #-o #-o #-o #-o #-o #-o

Good news is google directed me to a website i know well....................






Frenchcarforum.co.uk :rofl2: :rofl2: =D> =D>

Colin