[200q20v] power steering hose (rebuilding) question

Paul Waterloo pwaterloo at compuserve.com
Mon Oct 23 11:14:04 EDT 2000

I've replaced that hose before, anybody that has done it can tell you it is
a very tight fit just getting the banjo bolts off! Once it is back on
(attach the one in the back first), it has to be exactly the right length to
get nice and flat against the PS pump. Maybe I'm getting older (next week
I'll be 35), but the $2xx for the hose (which is a rip-off in my opinion),
the money for the new oil, and not having to worry about it not working and
dealing with the damn hydraulic fluid again -- it's worth it.

There is nothing like doing a job only once....

To each his own.....

Paul Waterloo
Applied Energy Services
Phone 708-524-9464
Fax 708-524-0079
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pwaterloo at compuserve.com

----- Original Message -----
From: "Arun Rao" <rao at pixar.com>
To: <C1J1Miller at aol.com>
Cc: <pjrose at frontiernet.net>; <200q20v at audifans.com>; <b.m.benz at prodigy.net>
Sent: Monday, October 23, 2000 10:07 AM
Subject: Re: [200q20v] power steering hose (rebuilding) question

> C1J1Miller at aol.com wrote:
> > In a message dated Mon, 23 Oct 2000 12:10:52 AM Eastern Daylight Time,
> > Rose <pjrose at frontiernet.net> writes:
> >
> > << Ol' Lago Blue and I had only a week of smooth sailing after our
> > episode, but now the "notorious" high-pressure hose (from PS pump to
> > steering rack) is starting a major hemorrhage. A number of listers have
> > posted about having hydraulic hoses rebuilt locally at a fairly low
> > Others have pointed out that there is a special, internal damping
> > in the oem version of this particular one. So I wonder if it should be
> > possible for the rebuilder to install that same oem "inner section", so
> > hose will be functionally identical to the oem version? Or are we
> > to doing without those "innards", which according to Bernie Benz will
> > the steering to be a more noisy (?) than normal. ....
> In my opinion, it will drive you nuts.  It's even worse -- Linda at
Carlsen Audi
> actually stocks a replacement part that has the same problem: you need to
buy the
> more expensive OEM part instead of the aftermarket job.  So be careful
when you
> order the replacement.
> I've had two of the other (less critical) hoses rebuilt by a local
hydraulic shop
> with success, but I decided not to chance this one.
> -Arun
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