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1_XLR
08-24-2004, 09:02 AM
LEAKING AGAIN :banghead :banghead :banghead :banghead
I have had mine replaced 3x and now need to go for a 4th!!
first time was the weekend I drove the car home for the first time
third time was three weeks ago with the "newly designed model"

I don't understand this!! It's a reservoir! A container, nothing more!!
I have an oil can, been sitting on my work bench for 10 years....no leaks
My grandfather gave it to me, sat on his work bench some 50 years...not a drop!
(oiled a lot of bicycle chains!) this is not rocket science!! WTF???

My driveway looks like :puke from my 80k automobile!!!


Anyone else going through these disposable reservoirs???

Robin
08-24-2004, 09:20 AM
Yes I have had the same problem. The dealer discovered the leak in the power Steering reservoir while replacing the thottle control module. At the time the XLR had 34 miles on it.

aviator
08-24-2004, 12:51 PM
On the reservoir, can you identify where is the leak coming from?

Is it a fitting where the hose or tubing connects to the reservoir? Is it a crack in the housing? Is it a seal? Is it just overfilled?

What? Before taking it back to the dealer a fourth time, I would try to identify the source of the leak, so you have some ammo.

I know in the age of "plug and play", we all expect things to just work. Especially on these expensive XLRs. But when problems recurr, it can't hurt to "noodle" them a little (engineering lexicon :) ).

mswaim
08-24-2004, 12:51 PM
I'll have to take a look at mine.

Oil can not leaking..............now THAT'S funny. :glol

1_XLR
08-24-2004, 01:45 PM
that's what's so redicilous about it....they know exactly what the problem is!

it is actually a POS two piece PLASTIC box, one side pannel is glued
(plastic welded) to the other two sides and top/bottom, and this faulty seam begins to leak. (Read some of my previous posts on this issue if interested)
I had to wait 3 weeks for my first one to come in, in the meantime I siliconed
over the seam myself.

Is it a combination of bad seam, chemical reacation, engine heat???
So what!! it can't be that hard to figure out!
I just don't understand, they have identified the problem, it seems to be a fairly widespread problem, it's got to be an easy fix.........FIX IT!!!!

I could take Grandpas oil can, tap a few hose bibs in the bottom,
duct tape it to the fender well and call it a day!! :rolleyes

Robin
08-24-2004, 08:03 PM
XLR1 discription is to a TEE what happen to my Reservior. The Door said my XLR made in June 2004. One would think that Cadillac would have fix this problem sooner