[V8] Emergency Pentosin ?

Ralph Cook bluesgtar at dejazzd.com
Tue Oct 5 09:44:28 EDT 2004

I want to thank all who responded to my request for an alternate to
I picked up one can in Bethel Maine and four more in Auburn. I spaced them
in 120 mile intervals for the 480 mile trip from Auburn to Lancaster county
When I came to my driveway I barely made the turn and climb to our garage.
As I think about what I have just done I realize how foolish it was.
The Power steering reservoir and pump also supplies pressure to the brake
This trip could have been disastrous. As I crossed the Tappan Zee
bridge the traffic was pretty crazy. If I had lost brakes and steering then,
 they would have been fishing me and Suzanne out of the Hudson.
I would have been better off to find a good Audi shop and rent a car back to

I will let you know what happened after I get it to my local shop.

Ralph Cook
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Kneale Brownson" <knotnook at traverse.com>
To: <bluesgtar at dejazzd.com>; <v8 at audifans.com>
Sent: Sunday, October 03, 2004 9:58 PM
Subject: Re: [V8] Emergency Pentosin ?

> Do NOT use regular PS fluid.   It'll shorten the life of seals in the
> entire system, I believe.   Almost any hydraulic oil would be preferrable.
> There's a Mobil Oil Co product called DTE-13M that many on the list use as
> a substitute.  It's something like $5-7 a gallon if purchased in a
> 5-gallon pail.
> At 09:25 PM 10/3/2004 -0400, bluesgtar at dejazzd.com wrote:
> >I have a nasty leak in the power steering system. Unfortunately I am in
> >Oxford Maine and may have difficulty
> >obtaining pentosin to get me and my 93 V8Q back to PA.
> >
> >Is there a temporary replacement which would get me 500 miles after which
> >would purge the system and return to pentosin?
> >What would regular PS fluid do to the seals?
> >
> >Ralph Cook
> >
> >_______________________________________________
> >Audifans V8 mailing list
> >Send posts to: mailto:V8 at audifans.com
> >Manage your list connection: http://www.audifans.com/mailman/listinfo/v8
> >Have an Audi V8 question?  Check the Audifans Knowledgebase!
> >http://www.audi-quattro.org/cgi-bin/twiki/view/Audi/V8
> >Have a V8 answer? ... Please help others by adding to the KB ... all
> >contributions welcome!

More information about the V8 mailing list