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Re: 5kcstq Bomb/Power Steering Pump questions

Binns, Dick wrote:
> I'm a new owner of a slightly < 100k mile 88 5kcstq (still in search of
> the perfect S4) and bought it knowing from a pre-inspection that it needs
> a new bomb and that there are small leaks in the power steering pump.
> (Like Wallace has found, few people in the general public seem to keep up
> on their maintenance of these cars.)
> Based on what I've seen from the list, clearly the sooner I replace the
> bomb, the better.
> Questions:  Does it make any difference if I wait to replace the pump?  Is
> there a hydraulic system level relationship that makes it better to do the
> pump at the same time as the bomb is replaced?  Given that the original
> hydraulics in this vintage of Audis' suffered from "high blood pressure"
> can I expect the same life out of the replacement parts, or did they lower
> the pressure such that these parts will last longer before their next
> "stroke"?
> Other than that, a beautiful car for the money.
> Thanks
> Dick Binns
Replace pump first....assuming someone qualified has run a pressure/flow
test then retest the "bomb" and replace if test shows loss of
pressure...believe me on an emergency braking condition at high speed,
your right leg does not have enough muscle...you need the pressure from
the "bomb"
HTH, Pablo