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The piston seal inside the rack is bad, the boots are not supposed to fill up with fluid. Time for a rack.
It's unlikely that the rack leaking will cause you to have an air leak, as those pistons work under pressure.
The return fittings may look just fine, and the bolts will be tight, but for some reason the orings, once aged don't like to be disturbed. For the couple of cents the oring costs you could try it.
A more rare problem is a leaking shaft seal on the pump. They may get a little damp, but for some reason on longer runs they pull in air.
I've seen some, not just Hondas, that do this, and the reservoir ends up gushing out foam after a highway run.
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