[V8] the new guy

Ingo Rautenberg ingo.rautenberg at gmail.com
Fri Aug 15 10:37:45 PDT 2008

That is true. Done it myself.  But is not the same viscosity as the  
Audi Fluid.  But it is FAR FAR better than using the generic "Power  
Steering Fluid" -- er, "Blow all the Seals"  fluid.  Definitely stay  
away from that stuff!!!

On Aug 15, 2008, at 1:31 PM, D Morralee wrote:

> now the other side of the Story, FWIW..........
> now I know the purist in the V8 crowd are going to get there nose  
> out of joint, but ATF transmission fluid works fine in the Audi  
> Hydraulic system ... After reading up on the properties of both  
> fluids I came to the conclusion that it was okay to use.These two  
> fluids can be mixed . How many of you guys run with synthetic oil  
> in you car ? so what is wrong with using synthetic hydraulic oil .  
> When my 5000 qt sprung a leak in the PS system I put ATF in and it  
> stopped leaking , that was 6 years ago :-) and I'm still driving  
> the car .  > Date: Thu, 14 Aug 2008 22:12:39 -0700> From:  
> cheshirecatsbox at gmail.com> To: v8 at audifans.com> Subject: Re: [V8]  
> the new guy> > Yeah, I figured I'd probably do the timing belt just  
> to be safe since i have> no way of knowing if it's ever been done  
> (often shops will write the mileage> on the timing cover  
> somewhere). And I remember reading somewhere that the> original  
> estimate was 90k, but was revised to 60k. Trust me, after owning a>  
> Corrado for 8 years, I'm definitely used to researching.> > II  
> haven't had a chance yet to see all where it's leaking from, but I  
> agree> that someone probably put in regular "red" power steering  
> fluid at some> point.> > From what I've ready so far, I've already  
> gotten pretty excited about owning> this car, even with all the  
> problems. However, I like the grey (Titanium)> color so much more  
> and the 5spd just makes it that much better. Plus it> probably  
> needs far less work than the one I already have.> > From what I've  
> described so far, does it sound like the $850 price tag on> mine  
> worth it? I'm about $1400 into it so far ($850 to purchase, $350  
> in> parts, $100 for a shop to look at it, $100 title transfer).  
> Should I keep> fixing it, or should I just part it and start over  
> with a better one?> > On Thu, Aug 14, 2008 at 8:06 PM, Kneale  
> Brownson <knealeski at sbcglobal.net>wrote:> > > Right. I meant to say  
> that while Audi originally listed 90K miles for belt> > change, the  
> concensus is it should be 60K.> >> > *lundabo at msn.com* wrote:> >> >  
> Hi Kneale and Seamus....> >> > Read this thread after work today.>  
> >> > Kneale, I think your 90k estimate for the belt is generous.  
> Ours snapped> > at 77k, which ultimately led to the replacement of  
> the engine. I agree on> > your braking advice.> >> >> >>  
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