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Wednesday, 25 March 2020

MGF leaky Hydragas connection


After replacing the displacers, I found that after a few days the suspension of the car went down a little. That is usually nothing to worry about, but when I found a little puddle of suspension fluid under the rear of the car, I was not happy.   
  Peering through the letterbox shaped aperture called the engine lid, I could see the fluid was dripping from the connection. As there are rubber seals on those pipes, I thought that the seals might have deteriorated. So I depressurized the suspension, and with some contortionist skills checked the seals.
And sure enough: both of the rear seals were leaking and one front seal was weeping a little.
After replacement of the 4 seals, I pumped up the suspension again. Now the suspension stays up and I can enjoy the comfortable Hydragas ride again.