CJ, now for the big question - were you able to repair the leaking hose?
When I did mine, it oozed steering fluid on the garage floor, where I left it lay overnight. The old hose held quite a bit of fluid and left a good sized puddle. It is probably still oozing at the dump.
'73 280SEL 4.5 (9/72)- RIP
Only 8,173 units built from 5/71 thru 11/72
'02 CLK320 Cabriolet - wifey's mid-life crisis
2012 VW Jetta Sportwagon TDI...at least its a diesel
Non illegitemae carborundum.