[s-cars] S6 Rack woes - Resolved

Peter Golledge petergolledge at gmail.com
Mon Aug 24 20:01:23 PDT 2009

Jorgen is shipping me a rush replacement very cheaply so I'm happy.  Agree
on the "take it out and know where goes thing", generally I bag all of the
bits and label with a sharpie.  For "simple" jobs I typically skip that
step, oh well.

I'm using Shell Tellus 32 Plus, this is what I use on my beaters and what I
use for all testing/flushing.  Once things are "known good" on the S6 I
drain it and put in the "green gold".

Peter Golledge

-----Original Message-----
From: L DC [mailto:ldc007usa at yahoo.com] 
Sent: Monday, August 24, 2009 8:15 PM
To: Peter Golledge; mike claire
Cc: s-car-list at audifans.com; quattro at audifans.com
Subject: Re: [s-cars] S6 Rack woes - Resolved

Peter, is Jorgen honoring a warranty?

Yes, the Bentley sometimes leaves you more confused than if you didn't look
at it in the first place.

Case in point; I'm replacing some of the wiring for the radiator fan of my
VW QSW and it shows a red/black wire (low speed) as being hooked up to a
resistor, which is true.

However, when I look at a different diagram as it (radiator fan) relates to
the AC system, a white/red wire (high speed) is the one hooked up to the
resistor, which is not true in reality.

The Bentley is obviously THE reference point but is best use common sense
and judgement along with keeping track on how things go together in the car
prior to taking apart.

Also, what PS fluid are you using, Pentosin or a cheaper replacement?

-Best Regards,



--- On Mon, 8/24/09, mike claire <mike.claire at gmail.com> wrote:

> From: mike claire <mike.claire at gmail.com>
> Subject: Re: [s-cars] S6 Rack woes - Resolved
> To: "Peter Golledge" <petergolledge at gmail.com>
> Cc: s-car-list at audifans.com, quattro at audifans.com
> Date: Monday, August 24, 2009, 2:14 PM
> I'd try Simple Green.  I think
> it will break the oil down into something
> that can be shop vac'd out with clean water.  Home
> Depot sells concentrate
> by the gallon.
> On Mon, Aug 24, 2009 at 12:13 PM, Peter Golledge
<petergolledge at gmail.com>wrote:
> > Listers,
> >
> >
> >
> > After disassembling the fittings on my reman Jorgen
> rack for the S6 I
> > figured out the issue.  I put the check valve
> into the rack. on the RETURN
> > side.  If only Audi had put two different sized
> lines into the ports on the
> > rack both the "Swap the lines" and "Swap the banjos"
> screw-ups could be
> > avoided!  It doesn't help that both ETKA and the
> Bentley don't
> > differentiate
> > the fscking banjo bolts!
> >
> >
> >
> > A quick (candid) phone call to Jorgen and they
> demonstrated what a class
> > act
> > they are.  The manager (Roger) explained that
> they had assumed past
> > failures
> > to be the reversal of the lines; they have explicit
> tagging for that. They
> > recently figured out that an S6 rack can be ruined by
> reversing the banjo
> > bolts and are getting their tags updated!  They
> are also working to get me
> > another rack ASAP.
> >
> >
> >
> > So in summary ensure that the check valve part 1J0 422
> 529 A goes on the
> > High pressure hose (with the pigtail!) and N 903 580
> 03 (plain Banjo) on
> > the
> > return.  Hopefully this helps a few listers avoid
> this drama..  On another
> > note, a lot of the helpful documentation out there
> (both on Audifans and
> > other sites) fails to mention one key part of making
> any Audi rack swap a
> > little less painful; install the Banjos and hand
> tighten after the rack is
> > in but BEFORE bolting the rack up to the car. 
> Once the rack is bolted up
> > then do the final torque on the Banjos.  The
> opposite works for rack
> > removal
> >
> >
> >
> > Still need to if anyone good technique for getting all
> of the oil out of
> > the
> > carpet in the footwell?
> >
> >
> >
> > Cheers
> >
> > --
> >
> > Peter Golledge

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