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Old 01-16-2018, 09:41 AM   #15
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Originally Posted by dlud View Post
I did think about following the hose but it would be a pita. Looking at the parts catalog for the power steering pump I now see that it shows a breather hose. I'm thinking this is most likely what I'm seeing. See #2 on the diagram:

https://www.porscheatlantaperimeterparts.com/images/parts/porsche/fullsize/020040303.jpg
Gotcha. I, too, out of curiosity tried to follow some hoses... cables... and lines then stopping when I thought about how just 1 brittle hose could put a dent in the day.

Breather hose makes sense. Maybe an expert can chime in and explain how PS fluid contracts and/or expands under temperature... and it needs somewhere to vent.

Or, did I just do that?

In any event... if Porsche designed that line to just dump the fluid wherever... then my wherever I'm going to give some consideration.

Cheers!
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