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Re: Leaky PS Hose
At 04:37 PM 2/18/96 CDT, you wrote:
>Sandy Duffy <email@example.com> wrote, about power steering hose
>> Sounds reasonable to me. Whats leaking is the high pressure hose. Your
>> local dealer probably gets $200.00 for one of these puppies. It carries
>> over 200 PSI of power steering hydraulic mineral oil. You must buy this oil
>> from someone (dealer or reseller) that knows the part number. Its something
>> like $18.00 per pint. Do not use just standard hydraulic fluid. You will
>> destroy the rack. I got had to get one for my old 85 Audi. I found one at
>> the local auto parts store for 129.00. It failed again after 2 years. They
>> replaced it for free but didn't cover me for my labor. The message here?
>> Get a good one! BTW did I mention its a bitch of a job to remove the old
>> one and install the new one. Its just as fun the second time around. BTW
>> this is not an uncommon problem.
>Agreed about price and PITA to change. You should be able to get a
>considerable discount thru Carlsen, Blaufergnugen or AudiOnly. One
>comment: the hydraulic system in these cars runs ***2000+ psi***, not
>200. (This may have been a typo in the original post, though....)
>I presume that the hose could carry this much pressure. The message:
>BE CAREFUL WITH THIS SYSTEM. When you work on it, bleed the pressure
>carefully first and assume it will still squirt when you remove any
I replaced this same high pressure hose on my '88 5kCST about 6 mos. ago.
FWIW, I picked up the hose at AutoZone for $17.00 or so. And no, that is
NOT a typo! They even had it in stock. I couldn't believe it. The dealer
was asking $150 or so for the same thing. So far so good...no more leaking.
Chris King ===================================================
firstname.lastname@example.org '94 Corrado SLC (Sherry Red/Beige Leather)
San Antonio, TX '88 5000 CS Turbo (Metallic Black/Grey Leather)