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Hi,<P>Well I have now picked up my beautiful 1986 245 DL and have slowly started learning the art of driving a stick. BUT i also had a non-standard tranny problem and i wanted to get advice on it.<P>When I first started driving the car 2 days ago it was incredibly difficult to steer. So the next morning when it was bright out i popped the hood and there was tons of "fluid" on the hood. After a bit of investigation I opened the power steering resevior and found it to be almost dry. I looked around in the engine bay a bit and found that infact the power steering hose had somehow come to rest against some kind of pulley... slicing the hose open and with the roataion of the pulley dousing the hood and areas surrounding.<P>Well I tried to fix it myself, but this being my first time ever looking under the hood of the car I didnt know what to do. Luckily the local mechanic took some time to fix it, so I could drive up to NH that afternoon.<P>Basically I was wondering if anyone had a good (BIG) shot of the engine bay of one of these cars so I can see where the hose SHOULD be... and find out from the mechanic we bough the car from why it was precariously close to the pulley.<P>Also... how easy is it to do simple maitenance on this car?? Anybody have a good source for bentley manuals... or something similar?<P>thanks<P>
 

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These are the best pics I could find, hope it helps a little maybe. <IMG SRC="http://www.swedespeed.com/ubb/smile.gif"><P> <IMG SRC="http://www.prosperpoint.com/146/8324-3300.jpg"> <P> <IMG SRC="http://images.prosperpoint.com/images/2139/107969-3728.jpg"> <P> <IMG SRC="http://members.ispwest.com/dis/354v90/8a.JPG"> <P>-Drew<P>
 

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thanks drew...<P>i see the power steering lines are definately not placed the same in my car as in those... and thats why i had the problem...<P>oh well, after my test in 2 hours im gonna drive around and chill for a bit!<P>
 

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Name that car?<P>The first picture is a late 240 from the '90s (power steering tank on the pump and brake fluid reservior is pointed).<P>The second one is an '85 240, which is mostly the same as an '86 in the engine bay.<P>The last one looks like an '86-'88, maybe '89.<P>
 

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Michael,<P>Good guesses! <IMG SRC="http://www.swedespeed.com/ubb/smile.gif"><P>1st pic - 91'<BR>2nd pic - 85'<BR>3rd pic - 90'<P>-Drew
 

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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by ACD:<BR><B>That '85 engine shot was from an ebay car right? Clever Towerymt!</B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>It was just too easy. The single cowl vent in front of the windshield eliminates the '86 and newer cars, and the black valve cover was only on the B230F. The only year that those two features overlap is 1985.<P>
 
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