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Old 14th October 2017, 11:28 AM
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Default A8 4.2tdi 06 - power steering level

Just got the lid off as itís hard to turn when stationary. At min if even, anyone know how much I need to get to max?

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Old 14th October 2017, 09:16 PM
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Depends how low the resvoir is , here's the more important question ....where has the fluid gone ?
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Old 15th October 2017, 09:50 AM
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When fluid is cold it should be around 2mm above min mark.
When warm it should be between min and max mark.






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When cold it should be around 2mm below or above min mark so looks like your level is fine.
What’s the mileage?
Power steering pump is maybe dying?
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Old 22nd December 2017, 12:36 AM
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Did you sort this out? Trying to check my PAS fluid but bit of a pig to get to? Do I have to remove air box to access?
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Old 22nd December 2017, 03:52 PM
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Yes mine was black, it was a pain in the ass to get too.

Air box needs to come off- I think I left the bottom of the air box in and was able to work around it.

I had a Wee syphon lying about that I used to suck out the old stuff then just refilled.

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Old 22nd December 2017, 03:53 PM
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U will need a funnel or something to refill
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Old 22nd December 2017, 03:55 PM
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Cheers. How much did you use to refill and what oil did you use?
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Can anyone send me a link to the exact pipe I need to disconnect behind the pass fog light grill to pump out the steering fluid? I know Marcin did a write up but just curious as my one is diesel and so not sure if the layout is identical to petrol. Thanks
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