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    Sep 2006

    Power steering fluid leak - anyone used Lucas power steering fluid leak stop?

    So, steering became very noisy at the weekend, noticed a lot of fluid had gone from the reservoir - but there was no signs of a leak.
    So, topped it up, only for 150ish miles later, hardly any fluid again... Found that the bottom of the drivers gaiter is wet, so it must be coming from the rack.
    Before I go to the expense/hassle of changing the rack, thought I might give some of this a go Lucas Power Steering Stop Leak - 355ml (12 fl. oz.): Amazon.co.uk: Car & Motorbike

    Out of interest, has anybody tried it, had any success?
    Just trying to put off the inevitable, at 205k, it probably wont be too long before I replace the old girl.

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    shifting to Hyperspace... .

    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Tiptree, Essex
    You must use Audi Power Steering Mineral Oil for top ups as other PS oils will break the seals - documented in car manual.
    Guessing this leak stop will cause more problems than it cures.
    2001 A4 Saloon 3.0 Quattro Sport Tiptronic - Platinum Leather/Heated Front Seats/BOSE/DIS/Cruise Control
    Retrofits:GmBH Bumpers, F&R Ambient LEDS, OEM Valeo Xenons (D2S) & Headlight Washers, Auto-dipping RVM, Footwell Lights, Vent Control illumination, ISO-Fix, RNS-E & OEM Bluetooth + VIMhack + Video i-pod & Aux inputs, Rear PDC, Powerflow 100mm Tips, Reversing Camera
    2012 A4 Saloon 2.0 TDIe Technik (163ps)
    Diagnostics:VCDS HEX+USB+CAN Cable

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    6th Gear

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    Nov 2009
    Woorlord is right, when I had a good look round at adatives (mine had a funny spell) i didn't really find any adatives suited for green miniral oil.
    Atlas Grey A4 2.5 TDI Quattro Sport.
    Mods so far: Cruise control, DIS, Heated Mirrors, Tuning box, Xenonx, Centre Arm Rest, MFSW, RNS-E, SDS and Aero Wipers.
    To do: None yet.
    Next: Auto dip rearview mirror and Folding Mirrors.



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