Air in the hydraulic system - yikes!

Kneale Brownson kneale at
Tue Jun 20 17:32:41 EDT 2006

If you could still search the archives easily, a search for
"Pentosin volcano" would tell you the front seal on the pump is sucking air.

At 01:56 PM 6/20/2006 -0600, Kunz, Bob wrote:
>Hi all,
>Been trying to diagnose this problem on my '86 5Ks avant. The first
>symptom was fluid overflow from the reservoir which I thought would be
>the accumulator not holding its fluid charge. Tested that out and it is
>It appears that air is getting mixed in somewhere in the system. The
>return flow from the steering rack is charged with air since it bubbles
>up in the reservoir and causes the fluid to foam and increase its

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