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Checking Power Steering Fluid level!! Help needed asap!

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by scott_johnson, Sep 29, 2010.

  1. scott_johnson

    scott_johnson Audiless

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    Hey all. Probs a silly question but to check the level, do you have to screw it all the way in, then out and check it, or do you screw it out, wipe it and just dip it in the top?

    If so, screwing in looks like its over full and just dipping it in looks like it needs topping up!! lol.

    SJ
     
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  3. S3 Paul

    S3 Paul Well-Known Member
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    Screw it out. wipe it... screw it all the way in then back out to check it.
     
  4. rossbrownlee

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    As Paul said, remove, wiipe, screw in, remove and check.
     
  5. Dani_B19

    Dani_B19 Audi-sports own special child.

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    Where is it based?
     
  6. S3 Paul

    S3 Paul Well-Known Member
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    where is what based???
    the power steering res.?
     
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    s3dave TFSI Hybrid
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    under the cover on the left hand side looking at the engine from the front
     
  8. S3 Paul

    S3 Paul Well-Known Member
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    if i remember right... it has a green top.
    Colour coded to the fluid so im told????
    The top looks like it needs a big arse flat blade screw driver to undo it
     
  9. rossbrownlee

    rossbrownlee Ross_S4

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    or a 2p coin, or the blade of your key. it shouldn't be gorilla arms tight anyway.
     
  10. Dani_B19

    Dani_B19 Audi-sports own special child.

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    Thought it was that, cheers boys, never checked it. What fluid does it take? Think mine is probly due a change.
     
  11. Nilz

    Nilz Defo worth the wait :)
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    Make sure you use the genuine stuff,it only costs about £8 from dealers mate
     
  12. scott_johnson

    scott_johnson Audiless

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    Cheers guys!! My steering feels heavy thats all and i was hoping the fluid was low so itd be a case of topping it up. Would it have adverse effects if it was too full?
     

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