Steering rack is leaking
ekellock at gmail.com
Wed Jul 2 07:02:40 PDT 2008
Another option is Chevron Rykon 32. I just bought a pale at a petroleum
distributor for about 49 bux. It was about 35 the last time I bought one 5
or so years ago.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: quattro-bounces at audifans.com
> [mailto:quattro-bounces at audifans.com] On Behalf Of Mike Arman
> Sent: Wednesday, July 02, 2008 7:38 AM
> To: quattro at audifans.com; iceisit at earthlink.net
> Subject: Steering rack is leaking
> > Fay Kelley <iceisit at earthlink.net>
> > Subject: Steering rack
> > To: quattro at audifans.com
> > Steering rack is leaking ...
> > short of replacing it, is there any way to repair it?
> > Or at least slow the leaking until I can afford to
> > replace it?
> > thanX
> > -- Cheers, Fay
> No slowing it down . . . alas.
> Plan A: buy a 5 gallon bucket of DTM-13, which is a non-Audi power
> steering fluid (DTM-13 is one example, there are some others,
> and I am
> *sure* more than a few listers will correct me on the number). This
> won't slow the leak, but at least the fluid is $25 for five gallons
> instead of $25 for 500cc.
> Be sure that whatever you do put in is compatible with the
> various seals
> in the system. DTM-13 is, but "generic" power steering fluid
> is NOT, and
> if you think you're facing a big bill now . . .
> Plan B: contact Jorgen for a replacement, lifetime guaranteed
> rack and
> have your local non-authorized Audi mechanic replace it. Refill with
> green gold (Pentosin).
> Plan C: sell a kidney (preferably someone else's) and take the car to
> Audi, tell 'em it needs a rack.
> Best Regards,
> Mike Arman
> 90 V8Q
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