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Hi guys noticed some oily fluid on the floor past few days, just had a quick luck and seen this. Anyone know what it is and what the fluid is likely to be just a bit worried incase it's break fluid. Cheers guys

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Hi guys noticed some oily fluid on the floor past few days, just had a quick luck and seen this. Anyone know what it is and what the fluid is likely to be just a bit worried incase it's break fluid. Cheers guys
Hi,
Looks like a leaking shock absorber more than brake fluid. Still needs attention.
Try pressing down on the corner of the car where te leak is and let go quickly. The car should do one or one and a half bounces at most. If it goes up and down 2 or 3 times the shock absorber is faulty.

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Hi,
Looks like a leaking shock absorber more than brake fluid. Still needs attention.
Try pressing down on the corner of the car where te leak is and let go quickly. The car should do one or one and a half bounces at most. If it goes up and down 2 or 3 times the shock absorber is faulty.

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Hiya mate I've just Reid pressing down on it and it's only going up and down once I'll try get someone else a bit stronger to do it tommorow but I thought shocks because I've said for ages that the rides been bouncy and the steerings a bit all over the place at the moment
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Shock absorbers ...

How it works:

A piston moves in a cylinder full of oil. The piston has some very tiny holes in it so the oil can pass thru: the piston is hard to move; the thinest the hole, the hardest to move. Some of the holes are equiped with non-return valve: in one way, the piston would move quite easily and in the other since the valves are close back, it will be harder. Some shock absorber are adjustable, basically by rotation that cover/freed some extra hole(s).

Failures:

it happen (thanks to huge pot holes) that some valve get dammaged (not closing anymore): the absorber (partly) lose its damping function.
The seal between piston and cylinder can wear, the holes get worn also (lamination), which also lead to a damping loss. Finally the top seal gets worn and you'd have the oil leaking on the absorber body...

Conclusion:

if you feel the car bouncy or see oil on the shock absorber's body, it's probably time for replacement...

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