[Vwdiesel] Power Steering Fluid

LBaird119 at aol.com LBaird119 at aol.com
Tue Sep 8 23:50:50 PDT 2009

  For some reason I was thinking the A1/A2 PS systems could use 
ATF like so many cars in the past?  I know the Audi 5k's of the mid 
80's would leak all over if anything but the recommended fluid 
was put into them.  The only substitute I'd heard of prior to this 
was baby oil.  Smells funny but one shop used it in "dying" systems 
for people because it was much cheaper and "couldn't hurt!"
  So the Mobil, Chevron, etc are a substitute for that oil or is that a 
whole new, proprietary oil they're for?  (it wouldn't surprise me)
  Then:  How do those compare to the oil my '96 Passat calls for?
Why can't they just use hydrualic oil or universal tractor fluid or 
something!  :-P

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