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Power steering return line - Why so long ?

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by Scullies, Dec 29, 2012.

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    Is there a reason the power steering line across the firewall is so long and shaped the way it is.

    I want to cut it out and re route it across the front of the engine using a rubber hose instead of the steel line.

    Good idea or not so good idea ?
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    cooling i'll bet
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    ^^^ +1

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    Dont think it's going to get cooled much as its pretty close to the manifold, dp and turbo
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    it is much longer where it zig zags in front of gbox to pump
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    Maybe I should of worded the topic differently :laugh:

    Im not too worried about the length, I just want it out the way. Life would be so much easier and I could finished my build sooner.

    Would I be correct in assuming there is no pressure in the hard line.
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    There is pressure on the line going from the PS pump to the rack but not in the return IIRC... this is a hardline and zig zags all over the place to act as a 'cooler'

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