steering rack

Ingo Rautenberg i.rautenberg at
Fri Feb 4 18:06:20 EST 2005

Hmmm.  I wouldn't go the dealer for repair to a car of our vintage.  A good
shop in your area that works on Audis and Porsches should be able to do the
whole job for roughly $1000 (parts and labor).  I've done it myself, but
it's a b*tch of a job and well worth having someone else do it.  Heck, it
may even be the high pressure hose leaking instead (Ok, wishful thinking,

Get another estimate or two...

'91 200q20v...Slightly modified
'84 Tornado Red Urquattro Euro spec
'91 v8 quattro 5-Speed (not exactly stock) :-)
'91 V8 pearl (new addition)

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "melvin guyer" <melguy1 at>
To: "Bernie Benz" <b.benz at>; "Ingo Rautenberg"
<i.rautenberg at>
Cc: "200q20V mailing list" <200q20v at>
Sent: Friday, February 04, 2005 4:18 PM
Subject: Re: steering rack

> Hi all,
> this is my first post with a question. I have a 1991
> Audi 200 20v with 66K miles, all original. My local
> dealer tells me that the burning smell I reported is
> from an oil leak from the power steering rack, onto
> the catalytic converter. They tell me that a
> replacement part will cost $1,030 and with labor (at
> $85/hr) total repair will come to $1,600. I have no
> reason to doubt their diagnosis of the problem, but
> wondered about the part price. The folks at VM
> Autohaus (a company whose name I learned from reading
> messages from the Audi 200 group) quotes a much lower
> part price. Any advice on what's the best course of
> action for repair?
> mel guyer
> =====
> mel guyer
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