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Re: Pentosin and magical mystical fluids

> Your car uses a central hydraulic system that provides boost to
> both the steering and the brake systems (notice that it doesn't have a
> drum-like vacuum booster behind the brake master cylinder).
> The hydraulic pump and associated components uses pentosin.
> To the untrained eye the hydraulic pump looks just like a power
> steering pump and its fluid reservoir is for the "power steering fluid"
> (this reservoir on your car should be a tall cylindrical plastic
> canister mounted on the firewall near the center, and it should
> have a sticker around the cap that says "Use Audi hydraulic fluid
> G 002 000" or some such).

Hmm.  Bentley p. 48.1 on the 84-87 4000 says: "Power steering, type:
Hydraulic fluid, Part No, G 002 000 or ATF DEXRON or DEXRON II".  When I
read that, I thought, "Hey, cool!  Dexron is something I can actually
find locally!  And I won't need to pay for that Pentosin the 5000 needs."

Am I wrong?  Do the smaller Audis need Pentosin too?  Or is it just a
good idea, like synthetic motor oil on NA engines?  Can Pentosin and
Dexron be mixed?