[200q20v] relay controlling seering boost? It's too light!
brett at brettd.dsl.speakeasy.net
Sun Mar 4 00:45:38 EST 2001
On Fri, 2 Mar 2001 Vztante at aol.com wrote:
> The folks at the Audiworld A6 forum gave me a tip on how to lessen the overly
> boosted power steering on that car. There is a relay that can simply be
> pulled from it's outlet behind the steering column. It drops the assist by
> about 30-50%, giving it a somewhat Bimmerlike feedback.
> I would like to do the same to the 20020v, but don't know if it's even
> possible. Any knowledge on the matter?
Yes. The A6 and S6 models come with "serotronic", which is basically
road-speed sensitive steering assist; our cars have -engine speed-
sensitive assist(which is the fancy way of saying "our hydraulic pumps are
pieces of crap!")
The 200q20v does not have servotronic.
I honestly don't find "assist" removes from the "experience." I have far
more fun driving my mother's RWD Volvo 960 -wagon- with a 192hp I-6
coupled to an 192hp I-6 and shod with Michellin MVX4-Energies. It can be
driven, at -all- speeds, with your pinky. It's absolutely pathetic.
The 200q20v, especially in parking lots, is an unwieldy beast, especially
when stopped; sometimes, the steering just goes completely on the blink,
pump groaning away, like I've hit the end lock. I'm hoping I can have a
bunch of the banjo bolts replaced, possibly overhaul the pump w/new
orings, and flush the system out. Going to wider, grippier tires is out
of the question until then.
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