[200q20v] power steering hose (rebuilding) question

David Schaible dschaible at penw.com
Mon Oct 23 12:14:39 EDT 2000

i was under the impression that there was two styles of oem hose, one with
o rings in the banjo and one with crush washers on the banjo, but the
"innards" were the same and they correlated to different years (earlier
style vs. later style).  in addition to this, be advised that the pentosin
is not typical hydraulic brake fluid and materials of construction for the
high pressure hoses MAY need to be different than typical hoses. i've had
an aftermarket hose
fail for no apparent reason and it seemed to be weeping from a large area
rather than at a fitting.  in any case, good luck with replacing the hose
as the rack connection is "inconvenient" to access

At 08:07 AM 10/23/00 -0700, you wrote:
>C1J1Miller at aol.com wrote:
>> In a message dated Mon, 23 Oct 2000 12:10:52 AM Eastern Daylight Time, Phil
>> Rose <pjrose at frontiernet.net> writes:
>> << Ol' Lago Blue and I had only a week of smooth sailing after our
>> episode, but now the "notorious" high-pressure hose (from PS pump to
>> steering rack) is starting a major hemorrhage. A number of listers have
>> posted about having hydraulic hoses rebuilt locally at a fairly low cost.
>> Others have pointed out that there is a special, internal damping structure
>> in the oem version of this particular one. So I wonder if it should be
>> possible for the rebuilder to install that same oem "inner section", so the
>> hose will be functionally identical to the oem version? Or are we limited
>> to doing without those "innards", which according to Bernie Benz will cause
>> the steering to be a more noisy (?) than normal. ....
>In my opinion, it will drive you nuts.  It's even worse -- Linda at
Carlsen Audi
>actually stocks a replacement part that has the same problem: you need to
buy the
>more expensive OEM part instead of the aftermarket job.  So be careful
when you
>order the replacement.
>I've had two of the other (less critical) hoses rebuilt by a local
hydraulic shop
>with success, but I decided not to chance this one.
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