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Power Steering Fluid

mugglesquop Feb 12, 2010

  1. mugglesquop

    mugglesquop Member

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    Hello.

    does anyone know which oil i need for the power steering? on the tank it says about using Mineral Oil.


    Thanks :readit:
     
  2. olds_kool

    olds_kool Active Member VCDS Map User

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    i used genuine audi stuff about £7 for a litre if i remember correctly
     
  3. Matt82

    Matt82 Active Member

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    what he said. not worth putting the wrong thing in
     
  4. mugglesquop

    mugglesquop Member

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    Do you know what the spec/type is?


    Thanks
     
    Last edited: Feb 12, 2010
  5. Matt82

    Matt82 Active Member

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    then ask yourself what happened to all the old stuff cos a leak is going to have to be fixed
     
  6. mugglesquop

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    i'll keep and eye on it. its not quite down to the minimum mark. it hasnt lost any since i've had it (2 months)
     
  7. aragorn

    aragorn "Stick a V8 in it!" Staff Member Moderator VCDS Map User

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    You want "CHF11S"
     
  8. mugglesquop

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    that is a synthetic oil though. It says on the tank to use Mineral Oil only... or does it not matter?
     
  9. aragorn

    aragorn "Stick a V8 in it!" Staff Member Moderator VCDS Map User

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    Its a "synthetic mineral" oil.

    Audi G002000 = Pentosyn CHF11S

    It used to be CHF7.1, which was pure mineral, but audi superceded the same G002000 part number to the newer chf11s type, so if you buy it from audi your getting chf11s anyway.

    http://www.blauparts.com/audi/audi_fluid/audi_hydraulic_fluid.shtml

    The important bit quoted here:

     
  10. mugglesquop

    mugglesquop Member

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    ahhh i see.

    brilliant, thanks very much :icon_thumright:
     
  11. jcb

    jcb Active Member VCDS Map User

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    do you have a engine pan fitted (plastic thing under the engine?
    run your finger between it and the lower edge of the bumper on the left hand side of the car.

    bet you it is a bit sticky.
    I have the same leak.
    Lower PS pipe connection where it goes from rubber to solid lines.
    just needs a jubilee clip as it currently has a crappy "use once" clip
     
  12. mugglesquop

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    i will check, but i had the pan off to do a oil change the other day, and it was all clean then (as far as i can remember).

    think its just the fact that its 13 years old. i only checked it as it was due a Inspection II. in the 2 months i've had the car it hasnt gone down any.
     
  13. jcb

    jcb Active Member VCDS Map User

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    it won't be on the pan it is more likely to be on the bottom curve of the bumper.
     
  14. mugglesquop

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    will have a look this afternoon, cheers :icon_thumright:
     

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