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Bleeding Power Steering Fluid?

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by S3 Vermin, Nov 4, 2009.

  1. S3 Vermin
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    [Nov 4, 2009]
    How easy is it to bleed power steering fluid from a mk1 S3?
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    [Nov 4, 2009]
    Same as any other car... top up fluid, turn steering wheel from lock to lock a couple of times... job done... simples :)

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    Yeah the same just found this in the guide

    Raise the wheels off the ground top off fluid
    Turn the wheels lock to lock 10 times with engine off
    Lower car, top off fluid
    Start car and trun the wheels lock to lock 10 times
    Top off fluid
    Any air left in there should bleed out in 6-12 miles of driving
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    Ok thats good but where do I drain the old stuff from?
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    [Dec 24, 2009]
    Not sure if its the same, but i changed the fluid a few times on my old bmw and on our lasses bmw, i just broke away one of the hyrauilic unions from the rack and let it drain away. tightened and topped up, (while front end still in the air) done the above (lock to lock) topped up and sorted, just remember after your first spin round the block with it to check the fluid and underneath for leaks.
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    Prawn My other car is a MINI!!!!

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    i did this recently when I fitted a TT rack to my A3, just fired it up whilst it as still on stands, and went lock to lock about 10 times, when the fluid stopped going down it was done :)
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