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    Question Audi S3 power steering fluid leak HELP

    I noticed a leak of power steering fluid under my car a few days after I came back to the car after a few hours.
    The plastic engine under tray has a small hole in it so it has dripped through there. It hasn't leaked anymore which is unusual. No warning lights, power steering works fine, no problems what so ever.
    I have checked the power steering fluid level, level is fine. The fluid is a dirty brown colour instead of the usual dark red.
    Are there any rubber or metal pipes that are prone to failing or leaking with this system?
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    2002 225 S3, metallic black, REVO, 18" RSTT alloys, goodyear Eagle F1s, silver leather heated seats, tinted windows, H&R spacers, black diamond grooved discs & Ferrodo DS2500 pads, BOSE system, xenons, forge DV, samco TIP & upper boost hoses.

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    There is a metal power steering cooling pipe which rust's out. It's at the front on the bottom as is attached to the metal pipes that links the coolers, that's the usual culprit
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    Power steering failure

    Sounds like the issue i had
    Audi S3 8L BAM 225 2002 - Ming Blue : Silver Heated Leather, Armrest, RNS-E - Bose, Alloy Mirrors, 18" RSTT`s, Sunroof, Cruise, AutoDim Mirror & Usual S3 Extras.
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    N249 Delete & Catch Can, AP TVR 4Pot Brakes & DS2500`s, Sachs Carbon/Kevlar Clutch

 

 

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