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    Default Citroen C5 X7 Removal of Hydraulic Reservoir

    Hi,
    I am investigating the source of an LDS fluid leak near the hydraulic pump on my 2008 C5 X7.
    I have removed the 2 x nuts that hold the reservoir on, but there appears to be something else under the tank holding it in place.

    Looking at the picture of the underside of a reservoir below, there is a hollow pipe. Does anyone know what this is connected to please? Does the reservoir simply lift off?

    Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dieselman View Post

    Looking at the picture of the underside of a reservoir below, there is a hollow pipe. Does anyone know what this is connected to please? .....

    Could be the drain hose.

    Have you de-pressurised the system?

    Have a look, halfway down the page -

    Forums / The Garage / C6 LDS Leak - Have a look - Contacting Citroen UK - C6owners


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    I'm not undoing any hydraulic pipes at this stage, so I have not depressurized it.
    I just trying to get a better view of the pump to assess the extent of the leak.
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    Hi Leon,

    have a look around this site:

    Forums / The Garage / Dark Oil Stain and Small Drip - C6owners

    Seems to be a common problem


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    Don't know if it helps but lots of interesting reading here (4 pages)-

    Forums / The Garage / Disaster - LDS Tank exploded while car jacked up at one side with two wheels hanging - C6owners


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    I removed the wheel arch lining and found the tank is connected to a hose that supplies the power steering pump.
    Tank now removed and source of leak found.
    Small crack in the site of the tank.
    It looks like the headlight on that side was recently replaced, so I suspect a slight bingle may have caused the split.
    Thanks for your help.
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    Can it be plastic welded? I've had acceptable patch-ups done by APW in Brookvale (yeah, I know, not exactly close). If you can identify the plastic before talking to a welder they will advise on success or otherwise that's possible.

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    That might be worth checking out.
    Thanks.
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