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Re: LAD hose leak--how to bleed hose? (archive)

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Posted by Patrick C 88 750iL on October 15, 2001 at 13:11:36:

In Reply to: LAD hose leak--how to bleed hose? posted by Patrick C 88 750iL on October 12, 2001 at 19:48:33:

Just want to follow up on my original post. This weekend I drove the right side of car onto the curb next to my driveway and slid underneath. It was actually the LAD strut itself that was leaking. Well I think I'll have to order a new strut and change it in. Thanks for great messages from this board I have some idea about how to tackle the job myself. Bentley manual said one should change out the spring when the strut is replaced. What are your experiences about replacing the springs, or whether I can keep the original spring?
As for bleeding the hose, there are quite a few excellent archive messages on this topic; I also found a procedure in Bentley. I guess I just have to actually do it to realize all details. The whole replacement still seems daunting to me. Will follow up to this board shortly.

Patrick C 88/750iL/100K/US

I start seeing Pentosin drops 6 inches inward from the rear right tire. Looking up from the drops the hose connecting to an (LAD accumulator?) is wet. I think I can first try changing the hose out to see if that fixes the problem. Question I have is how do I bleed air out of the new hose? Any other considerations?

Patrick C 88/750iL/100K/US

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