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Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by mazzy, Dec 20, 2005.

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    i've bought some dexron III is that the right fluid before i put it in and cause the seals to f**k up. ?????

    Cant find much on net.

    The chamber was pretty much empty, i noticed a whining noise from engine bay when turning wheels on stand still, i think its air in the power steering pump or summit. Chkd oil and it was low... not much at all.
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    NO dontuse that stuff it will cause damage to your power steering system. You need to get the green oil form audi vw dealers. its designed specifically for these cars.
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    thanx mate, green fluid.... wats it called?
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    It's VAG mineral oil, about £8 for 1litre from VW/Seat/Skoda dealer
    or £16 from Audi dealer
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    better go to vw. lol audi take da /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/swear.gif ;-)
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    Also you need to check the fluid level when its warm with the wheels straight. If you are checking it on a cold engine and a cold day it will be normal for the level to be slightly under minimum.
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    Also you need to check the fluid level when its warm with the wheels straight. If you are checking it on a cold engine and a cold day it will be normal for the level to be slightly under minimum.

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    You learn something new everyday...cheers!
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    where exaxtly is the fill level.?? i can look into mine its empty n den u c a hole whre the dipstick goes deeper, cant c into there too dark. lol
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    its on the dipstick /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/bang.gif
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