410D - power steering fluid leak

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Hi all,
I have a power steering fluid leak at the pipe union in the high pressure line on my '94 410D. It looks like the overtightened union needs breaking open (very difficult - I've tried) and the joint replacing. Shouldn't be too difficult should it? But...

I've taken it to a couple of mechanics and nobody seems to want to touch it, so I'm thinking of doing it myself (I do a fair amount of my own mechanics so I'm not a total novice). However the fact that professionals don't want the job has got me a bit worried. What are they so nervous of? What should I watch out for?

Any help/advice/opinions gratefully received.

Thanks in advance.
 

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I have some info on these things, what are the first 6 vin number please
 
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Hi Television.
Many thanks for the swift response. The VIN is:

WDB6114682P331361
 

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It looks dead easy to do so why not have a go

That's what I thought - until I got turned away by two separate mechanics, including one I've been using for years. The guy i spoke to yesterday was full of doom and gloom. Kept going on about "all sorts of problems" lying in wait.

Oh well, on with the overalls and out with the spanners again.

Cheers.

Btw, is it just me who gets 'server not found' when looking up the ruskie site?
 
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That's what I thought - until I got turned away by two separate mechanics, including one I've been using for years. The guy i spoke to yesterday was full of doom and gloom. Kept going on about "all sorts of problems" lying in wait.

Oh well, on with the overalls and out with the spanners again.

Cheers.

Btw, is it just me who gets 'server not found' when looking up the ruskie site?

its to do with your settings and what you allow in
 


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