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      01-12-2012, 06:24 PM   #1
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Dark purple liquid on the floor

Guess its time for me to have an issue Lol. Got home kept the car in the driveway walked in the garage to find 6 perfectly round dark purple drops on the garage floor. All the size of a quarter. The location is towards the very front of the car about right in the center of the block perhaps a hint towards passenger side straight down. It\'s a think purple watery substance with an oily residue. It\'s not brake fluid and not coolant. I searched and all I come up with is endless \"royal purple\" threads lol. I really believe its to far forward to be the mechatronics sleeve or whatever it\'s called. I\'ll get it up on a lift ASAP, was just curious if any of you guys had a similar situation before. Thanks
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      01-12-2012, 06:26 PM   #2
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It appears Barney was severly stabbed and stumbled through your garage.
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      01-12-2012, 06:27 PM   #3
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But seriously,

Dirty Power steering fluid?
Leaking Oil filter housing?
Turn signal fluid?
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      01-12-2012, 06:38 PM   #4
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$100 on turn signal fluid! [serious] Do you have royal purple oil in your car? [/serious]
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I capped off the turn signal fluid a cpl months ago and the seal was fine. Same with the oil filter housing gasket was replaced cpl months back. I myself have never put any royal purple product in before not saying the previous owner couldn't have. I might be a tard but I couldn't find the PS cap. Only coolant and brake. It's just a strange spot the skid plate should of caught where it's equivalent on the floor should be. I'm going now to put it up on the lift and see what I can find.
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      01-13-2012, 07:44 AM   #6
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Wasn't able to get on the lift last night. On my way to dealer now will keep this updated for future fools reference.
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Verdict is in from dealer, done and picked up.

"Verified concern, Found hydraulic bushing on front left to be leaking fluid onto the floor. Front hydraulic bushings come in a set, Replaced front hydraulic bushings"
PN 31-12-0-393-540

So the front leading arm was leaking. Whatever no one cares anyways. lol...till the next thread
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Curious what that cost, my lf is leaking a lot, rf a little.

I would do my own but wonder what the dealer costs.

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Look into M3 control arms for those having to replace them anyway.
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      01-04-2013, 09:17 AM   #10
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Curious what that cost, my lf is leaking a lot, rf a little.

I would do my own but wonder what the dealer costs.

Looks like you can find a pair for around 80 bucks.
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