[200q20v] new 20v owner questions

Brett Dikeman brett at cloud9.net
Fri Nov 16 13:56:25 EST 2001

At 1:26 PM -0500 11/16/01, Ian Gall wrote:

>  I'm aware of the Bose situation, and that will be taken care of,

Don't hold your breath.  It's been almost a month or two already
since the recall was announced, and as far as I've heard(nothing) the
recall still has not been announced to owners nor has a "solution"
been found by Audi.  Not particularly confidence-inspiring.

>Next question, is the use of any other power steering fluid besides
>pentosin detrimental to the life of the steering rack? because the
>previous owner decided to put some cheap fluid in. I hope its not as
>bad as I'm afraid of.

Flush the system immediately with Pentosin 11S; you don't have to go
to the dealer for the Pentosin, a lot of parts places carry it, so
shop around a little.  The procedure is in the Bently and I think
Chris Miller's site, but I believe it involves pulling a low-lying
hose in the system, turning the steering lock to lock with the front
wheels off the ground, and discharging the pressure accumulator by
pumping the brakes until the pedal goes hard(should be a LOT of
pumps; if it's under 10, the pressure accumulator is gone and needs
replacing.)  A search of the archives should turn up the correct
procedure and the quantity of fluid required.

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