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Power Steering Pipe

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by Welly, Aug 8, 2010.

  1. Welly
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    Welly VX220 SC Driver :)

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    [Aug 24, 2010]
    www.vagcat.com matey - now that it's working again as wasn't for a few months.

    It's a lifesaver!
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    [Aug 25, 2010]
    is the one that goes under the radiator the low pressure one ? i also have a small leak there, dont know whether to weld it or just buy a new one.
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    the weld on mine lasted until i had to turn the steering full lock and it made a small hole into a rather large one. I just forked out for a new one from audi at £62 and its all sorted now
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    [Aug 26, 2010]
    1000 psi or there abouts when you hit the stops on the rack....
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    [Sep 6, 2010]
    Well, a bit of a thread revival here....

    Went out to the car this morning - started up, backed of the drive. PAS Pump whining like a bitch.

    Not good.

    Went out expecting the worst..... and I was right. The nice replacement PAS pipe I bought for £85 has gone bloody bang. I have already contacted the seller to express my discontent with the item bought.

    Had to borrow my old dear's car this morning to get to work. Not a good start to the week to be fair.

    I have ordered a new OEM one from Audi, managed to get the 10% discount of them by telling a porky or two so got it for £151 plus the VAT - totalling £178.38.

    Not cheap.

    Arse.
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    S3 TAM Pocket now empty

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    Ahh mate i feel for you.

    you've only had that on there for 3 or so weeks. thats bo***cks i would try and dispute that on ebay try and get some of your money back.
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    Snotty message already sent..... lol
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    Welly VX220 SC Driver :)

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    [Sep 8, 2010]
    New pipe collected yesterday and fitted last night. Not a long or difficult job, just a bit oily and minging.... lol.

    Photos below of the new pipe - and then a comparison of the second hand (smashed and totally f**ked) pipe to the new one....

    Not a lot to show for £198.

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    Old

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    New

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    [Dec 11, 2012]
    Old thread revival but why does the S3 have all those extra bends in it? I noticed the TT and R32 don't? Is it to cool the fluid or something?

    Really get in the way when changing the box oil that's for sure.
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    [Dec 11, 2012]
    Want to know the same thing, as had to remove it to drop the gearbox the weekend, is it really necessary for all those bends and extra length of pipe?

    [​IMG]
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    Welly VX220 SC Driver :)

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    To be fair guys, I have no idea. I ended up popping the brand new one, so I had it remade at a local hydraulics company and they just stuffed a high pressure rubber hose on there for me, removing the bend that kept going completely. Worked ever since without fail.
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    [Dec 11, 2012]
    I cant understand why it has such a long bend/pipe and loops back. What would happen you if you remove that completely and just take it directly from the reservoir to the steering rack?
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    [Dec 11, 2012]
    I don;'t know as haven't tried it, however I suspect absolutely nothing. The bendy section at the gearbox is supposed to be for cooling - however it does also have a cooling section... lol
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    [Dec 11, 2012]
    Also keen to know the result!
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    [Dec 11, 2012]
    Well like I say, from the images I've seen, the R32/TT lines aren't anywhere near as long/bent up.
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    [Dec 12, 2012]
    They always need to make the audi chassis slightly more complicated .... LOL
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    [Dec 12, 2012]
    You're paying extra for all those bends...
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    [Dec 12, 2012]
    I dont doubt that for a second Sam.
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    [Dec 12, 2012]
    Agreed, why complicate things, If mine decides to leak or break I am sure as hell not replacing it with the same design.
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    [Dec 12, 2012]
    My refrigeration engineer copied that pipe out of 12mm copper pipe been fine ever since...;) £30...
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    CMcKenzie It's supposed to do that..

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    [Feb 24, 2014]
    Sorry for the revival, but would you friend still be able to do this Dave? would he need one to copy the bends from? Mine's still on the car and I suspect it could be the cause of my problems.
    Callum.
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    He would do mate but would need an old one to copy, i launched my old one..
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    CMcKenzie It's supposed to do that..

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    Bugger, Can't really have the car off the road. Gonna have to look into getting one from else where. Never mind, cheers anyway Dave,
    Callum.
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    [Aug 7, 2014]
    Sorry for the resurrection of this old thread :)
    After having a new steering rack fitted because of leaking power steering fluid, the high pressure power steering pipe decides to give up just as the mechanic drives it out of his garage! :ohmy: I decided to bu a new one from TPS at a cost of £280 inc vat!!! So it seems like the price has gone right up since the start of this thread!
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