Mk23 power steering filter help

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Went to change the power steering filter and I think it's missing something. I think there should be a washer or something holding the filter down.



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Well, even though it is freezing outside, I wanted to help my buddy Mike so I put on three coats, two pairs of gloves and a lot of long underwear. It was easy, just like you said. Two bolts and the cover was ready to come off. Mine was stuck so I had to pry it off. I was already to take photos to show Mike what he was missing. Prepare to be disappointed.

ALL I saw was OIL! Black, thick oil. If there was a filter in there - I couldn't see it!

Then I had a good idea. Use my camera's flash to light up the oil and maybe I could get a photo of something I could not see. It half worked. I can see a washer or something in there.

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Dude! You're the man. It's mid 50's here in so cal and I'm not going outside.
I'm 99% sure this pic is what's missing. I ordered one and we'll see. I'll make a follow up video.
Thanks again! Might be time to change your fluid too


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Tomorrow it is going to get up to 36 degrees which is not too bad. If you want me to, I could pull out some of the oil - enough to get to the top of the filter, and then send you some additional photos. Let me know.

Yes, I think it is time to change the oil but I will wait until summer to do it.
 

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MAdams,

It turns out I have the same problem. It was fairly warm so I took your advice and went to change the fluid in my power steering. Using a transfer pump, I pumped the oil out of the reservoir and then I saw that my filter was missing the washer and so the filter was just loose and not filtering anything. I finished pumping the oil and I found some parts at the bottom of the reservoir. I was missing the top washer but I had both o rings. With the top o ring in place, I think a flat washer would work so I just found a large washer and used that.

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Here is how mine turned out.

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Thanks for head's up!!
 

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When I was cleaning mine out, I saw my rag had the black dust that means metal fillings are in the oil. So today I put three magnets on a string and dropped the magnets into the power steering reservoir. I will pull them out after a while and see what metal things are in the oil. BTW, for the people that are also thinking of doing this, the reservoir takes 2 gallons of oil.
 
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