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Power stearing fluid (s3)

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by barters3, May 22, 2008.

  1. barters3

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    I have just checked my power steering fluid level and it is low. Can anyone recomend which fluid i should put in to top it up, or do i just get a generic fluid??
    Also when topping it up do i just put it in the top of the resevoir (green cap) bit by bit and bleed it through by turing the steering wheel side to side?
    I would be grateful if someby could help, thanks.
     
  2. golf

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    Steering fluid level should not change really, as it's a sealed system. Brand of fluid isn't really that important but I get Slick50 which seemed to do the trick.

    Just pour the fluid straight in, and turn the wheel a few times, you'll see the fluid level decreasing, just keep topping it up until it's at the max and doesn't change if you turn the wheel.
     
  3. barters3

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    Thanks mate, il pick some up tommorow.
     
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    You need to make sure its the proper audi/vw spec stuff though, it has to be green in colour, dont put anything else in or it can do damage
     
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    Yes only use genuine VAG mineral oil, about £8 from Skoda/VW dealer, definately not any generic high street stuff.
     
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    And don't fill it to the top of the reservoir. There is a level indicator on the lid/stick. Fill it to just over min when cold. The level rises when the engine etc warms up.

    If you are losing fluid, check for leaks at the rack ends.
     

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