Hydraulic reservoir interchange V8 to 200

urq urq at pacbell.net
Tue Jul 20 18:22:04 EDT 2004

Cool!  I didn't know my V8Q's had the self-levelling suspension!  ;-)  I suppose the V8 isn't really a T44 though ... 
It seems to me the thing to be wary of is whether or not the outlet on the big box is above the inlet on the pump.  Given that, and you have room to drop the reservoir in there you should be good to go!  That reservoir holds considerably more fluid than the one on the 5k ... a quart bottle goes right in even when you start at the min fill line.  Given Audis' penchant for the green gold it is nice to have a good supply ... ;-)

Steve B
San Jose, CA (USA)
> My hydraulic reservoir in my 5k/200 will be replaced. Not going to get a
> brand new one from Audi, but have access to one from a V8q 4.2. Shapes a
> totally different, though. 200 is long, tubular shaped thing, but V8 one is
> a square tub.
> Can I interchange? Same amount of fluid in them?

The general rule seems to be that a cylindrical reservoir is fitted to all Type 44s - those
with self-leveling rear suspension get square ones.

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