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Re: Hydralic Oil

From: GREG GRANVILLE <JSB@ecl.psu.edu>
>I've been topping off the hydralic oil
>resivoir with standard "power-steering" fluid.

The owner's manual states that you must use the special VW/Audi
mineral hydraulic oil, and the local Audi service technician
also strongly advised not to use standard power steering fluid.
I don't know what the difference is, or whether standard power
steering fluid would harm the system, but I wouldn't risk any
damage and just heed those words.  The factory-approved fluid
is available from the dealer for about $15.  Although not
cheap, it shouldn't need replacing often (unless you have a leak,
in which case you should get that taken care of).

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