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Re: Correct fluids (commonly available?)

Hi Matt;

    Use only the recommended hydraulic fluid in the Audi; the generic types
are not compatible.

    A friend had a leaking rack in his '87 5kcstq and used a "leak-stop"
product to seal it. It worked and the leak stopped completely. He had no
further problems in the 2 years he kept the car. I am wary of using these
products, but it worked for him.


Fred Munro
'91 200q  245 k km
-----Original Message-----
From: Matt Howe <ismhowe@state.me.us>
Date: Tuesday, January 27, 1998 2:48 PM
Subject: Correct fluids (commonly available?)

>I've got some kind of slow leak in the power steering system in my '85 5ks,
>and I need to add some fluid, Haynes says to use "VW/'Audi hydraulic oil
>part No AOE 041 020 10 or ARAL hydraulic oil 1010".  I went to the local
>auto store, and found nothing that had either of these numbers on it, is it
>okay to use the more generic power steering fluids, or do I need to go to
>the dealership to get the right stuff?
>Also, I noticed some other types of power steering fluid that are
>"leak-stop" products.  I'm wary of putting foreign substances into my car,
>but I've known people to have success with similar producs in the cooling
>system.  Does anyone have experience using these products to stop leaks in
>the power steering system?  Thanks in advance for any advice!