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Old 29th November 2020, 05:23 PM
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Default Power Steering Fluid change

No record of mine ever having been done so just ordered 2 litres of

https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Can anyone tell me where to find the drain point and any special instructions for bleeding? I've searched but come up dry

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Try here.

http://www.audipages.com/Tech_Articl...r/psflush.html
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Old 30th November 2020, 02:30 PM
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thanks for that

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Old 30th November 2020, 04:25 PM
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There isn't a drain port, and its very messy to do. I would suggest the simplest way is to suck the reservoir dry of fluid (remove and clean the filter while you're at it) and just top up with fresh. There is a relatively small amount in the rack and pump so a tank full of fresh fluid is close enough for DIY.

If you really want to completely flush it then I can jot down some thoughts later. Be prepared to have green oil everywhere though.
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Old 30th November 2020, 04:32 PM
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if its good enough for you MJ its good enough for me, reservoir and filter it is, cheers
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Old 30th November 2020, 04:59 PM
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-Suck reservoir dry. Pull out return line and plug the reservoir hose outlet securely with appropriate means.

-Take the return line and to a container, preferably at least 2-3 litres. You might want to make some kind of hose extension to guide it out of engine bay if there is not enough room beside the engine.

-Fill container with fresh fluid. Jack up the front end of the car. Have a friend who will start the engine and turn steering wheel back and forth while you keep the reservoir topped with fluid. Power steering pump is powerful and will suck reservoir empty in seconds! Make sure you have enough fluid and the reservoir doesn't empty.

With this method I have flushed ps. fluid on my 500 SEC and S8. With the Mercedes I made a huge mess, but with S8 I was more prepared

btw. If I remember correctly, my 1997 PF didn't have a filter. It has the small container.
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btw. If I remember correctly, my 1997 PF didn't have a filter. It has the small container.
The filter sits in the neck of the container and can be lifted out. Its just a metallic gauze moulded in to the bottom of a tube
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thanks for that

alas the link gives

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Works for me. Google Audi pages and follow the menu.
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Old 2nd December 2020, 05:55 PM
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thanks seems to be back up now
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Old 2nd December 2020, 05:58 PM
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Someone hadn't paid the hosting bill!

That's actually quite a good way to flush it
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