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Hello there,

I'm a newbie to the Rover scene so bare with me. I bought a 220D turbo on a P reg to save the miles I was caning out of my Civic Type R, and have recently (in last 2 weeks) developed a noise with the 220 when the car is cold. When the motor is cold I get a whinging from the engine bay when I turn the wheel. I guess it may be something to do with the power steering. It also happens when the car is in gear. If I coast the noise goes, which suggests it my be a drive issue.

When the car is warm all noises go. Any ideas?

Also I have so far put a K&N panel filter on it. Anymore quick wins for making it quicker?

Thanks Rich
 

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check under the power steering top up for leaks - if so try replacing the clips on the PS hoses with jubilee clips...
 

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lichwolf said:
check under the power steering top up for leaks - if so try replacing the clips on the PS hoses with jubilee clips...
It has got a small leak... Now fixed!!!
 

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richrolo said:
It has got a small leak... Now fixed!!!
I understand this is a common problem - mine sarted losing fluid in Greece last summer, and it wasnt til I cleaned all the gunk from underneith that I found it..... quite a relief! :)
 

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The noise sounds awful, but it is just air in the fluid, giving rise to cavitation noise. No lasting damage is usually done.
 

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I have still got the leak!!!

I changed the clips for Jubilee clips, but there is still a leak on it somewhere. I notice it when it comes off the drip tray under the motor. The top up bottle doesn't empty completely. It is about halfway between empty and low. I am going to clean it all up and try and find the leak. I stood for 10 mis trying to find it but i can't. Are leaks on the bottom common? Its just wierd that the bottle doen't empty completely. The only other thing may be a split in the pipe at the top. Any ideas??
 

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Talcum powder sprinkled on suspect pipework works wonders when it comes to finding tricky leaks.....
 
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