200TQ-20V PS rack reseal kit.

Bernie Benz b.benz at charter.net
Mon Sep 12 20:55:50 EDT 2005

Your assumption is true, Scott.

Further research shows that Audi offers no rebuild kit for this rack, nor
does ZF.  ZF has the kits and/or parts therefrom exclusively for their
internal rack rebuild business, not even for resale to
independent rebuilders.   Thus, this 200Q-20V rack is only available rebuilt
by ZF!

The only part of interest (to me, because it is the only failure mode of
this rack) in such a kit is the high pressure rod seal, the design of which
is no better than that of the old 5K seal, just mechanically different.  So,
I'm forced to design my own, to redesign the old one.  Will do, and be back
on the road soon.

Thanks for your effort,


From: SJM Autotechnik Sales <sjmautosales at comcast.net>
Date: Mon, 12 Sep 2005 17:28:34 -0700
To: Bernie Benz <b.benz at charter.net>
Subject: Re: 200TQ-20V PS rack reseal kit.


I assume this 443 498 020B kit from Lemforder, is the older  5K kit? and not
the one you need?

At 11:21 AM 9/11/2005, you wrote:
Hi Scott,

I finely got tired of the weeping rack and pulled it, a PITA Squared job.
BTDT on 5Ks before, so I assumed that it would be the same rack. Similar
but no, a later redesign.  Among other detail changes, the high pressure
piston rod seal has been changed, (not improved IMO, just changed) thus my
spare redesigned 5K seal will not fit.  Nor will the old 5K reseal kit be
any good for supplying the correct rod seal for this rack.

This rack is an Audi 443 422 065M,  ZF 7847 955 232.  Serial #472207, 08/90.

Do you have a reseal kit for this rack?
If your X reference shows the same rack rebuild kit for this and the 5K, not
right.  Please dig deeper.


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