What is a common problem for leaking power steering fluid 1995 BMW?

i drive an import also (mercedes), and have had multiple problems with power steering. to get to the point, if you don't put the mfr's recommended fluid in, it can dry up your hoses and cause them to leak. i would have a mechanic check your hoses, drain out the old fluid if you don't know 100% what's in there, replace hoses if necessary (cost me $100), and put the right fluid in. Hope this helps.