[200q20v] Autox'ing and Re New toy

Brett Dikeman brett at brettd.dsl.speakeasy.net
Mon May 21 14:22:09 EDT 2001

On Mon, 21 May 2001, Brandon Hull wrote:

> I have heard multiple times over the years that Audi's PS system just can't
> keep up with the autoX steering inputs.  I've never done an AutoX in my car,
> but my wife has.  while she did not experience the loss in assist that
> others have reported (I'm remembering a report from Thompson Smith years
> ago) When I lifted the hood, everything was sprayed with Pentosin.  I
> assumed that the pump overpressurized the system trying to keep up, and
> <some-how> blew it back through the resevoir cap breather hole.

The bomb contains enough fluid so that, when discharged, it can actually
overflow the reservoir if you keep it full at the MAX line.  Maybe this is
what happened?

I keep my reservoir at half way between the min+max lines and I can
fully discharge the bomb and end up with fluid at the top of the container.


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