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Old September 10th, 2004, 19:13   #1
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Default VW Hydraulic oil???

I was checking in my Haynes manual for different required fluids and the one specified for the Power Steering is VW Hydraulic oil...

Is there something else I can use for this or is it a specified fluid that I need to purchase at the stealership?

I'm used to a lifetime of using auto tranny fluid in the PS reservoir in my old American beaters....

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Old September 10th, 2004, 19:28   #2
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Old September 11th, 2004, 07:18   #3
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So what is this and where would I get it? Any auto retailer????
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Old September 11th, 2004, 07:26   #4
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it's power steering fluid for VWs!

Most people mail order it. I did purchase that can at "Foreign Auto Parts" here in Boston. I'm sure the dealer will sell it, too. IMPEX or Adirondack will have it as well.

You are NOT going to wander down to AutoZone and find this

You may also try it a MBz/BMW/RR/Bentley dealer...they use the same juice.
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Old September 11th, 2004, 08:44   #5
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Thanks....I'll have to order some. We don't have many good auto stores here in mega rural SWNH
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Old September 11th, 2004, 17:57   #6
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I found some at a local place (Parts Plus), but they had to order it.

$28. a quart!!!!!
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Old September 11th, 2004, 18:21   #7
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I think this stuff should be found for less then 20.00 per liter.

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Old September 13th, 2004, 08:30   #8
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I'm in Waltham, Ma. today and will look for it around here...
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Old September 13th, 2004, 08:39   #9
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Steve, the place in Iowa (lichty.com) had it for around $12/L...I don't know how urgent your need is.
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Old September 13th, 2004, 15:14   #10
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Wow, great price....it's incredible how one item can have such a price difference. My dipstick shows it to be a little low that I found on my weekend fluids check...I'd like to keep it up where it belongs.
Anyway, my wife emailed me and told me she got me some for $25., so I guess I pay double the price, but at least I have it.

Now I have to go home and check out the damage to my skid plate (OEM) after hitting that dead Porcupine this morning at 5AM. I could hear it scraping on bumps, so it must be dislodged...It's rough living in the sticks!

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Old September 13th, 2004, 15:50   #11
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My dealer has the little 500ml top-off bottles for about $8.
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Old September 14th, 2004, 07:16   #12
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Well...as you know I got the $25. can of oil. Last night I went to check my PS pump and it needed less than an ounce! Guess I now have a lifetime supply for my two TDI's!
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Old September 14th, 2004, 11:59   #13
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My dealer has the little 500ml top-off bottles for about $8.
Hey, that's a great deal: $16 per liter from a dealer, WOW!!!

If I were you, I'd lay in a supply ASAP. Of course, a supply for one car would be one of those.
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Old September 14th, 2004, 13:18   #14
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Hey, that's a great deal: $16 per liter from a dealer, WOW!!!

If I were you, I'd lay in a supply ASAP. Of course, a supply for one car would be one of those.
I know, I'm lucky with my dealer (Ehrlich VW in Greeley, CO). Sales, Service, and Parts all know their stuff and are great to work with. I bought my last two cars from them. Their parts prices are usually about the same as Impex, esp. if you factor in the shipping.

I actually got my bottle for my last car, a Jetta. I used maybe 200ml to top off the PS reservoir, and never touched it again. I stashed the bottle in the little compartment where the CD changer goes in my new Golf, just in case!
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Old September 15th, 2004, 08:55   #15
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Can someone post where to check this fluid...I cannot find it. When turning power steering has a weird sound...thought fluid may be low...would like to check. Did not want to go off on another tangent, but thought this thread was close to my current problem....THANKS!!!
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