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I checked the PS fluid on both dare yesterday and noticed they to be both a small over max. Two questions:1) execute you examine the level by just placing the lid in the resivoir (sp?) and letting the dipstick dip? Or, execute you screw it down and also unscrew it to inspect it?2) What space the impacts of overfilling it? need to I use a syringe and pull part out? (If friend are supposed to screw it in to check, climate the level is even higher!)What walk the CL think?Cars room 2003 A4 Cabriolet 1.8T and also 2002 VW GTI 337 (1.8T)
Re: results of overfilling strength steering fluid...? (subwoffers)
buy a cheap dropper and get that out.cost girlfriend $2. Http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif
FYI: power steering liquid is hydraulic oil and also it naturally expands in volume together it heats up. That"s why there"s commonly a hot and a cold level clues on the reservoir lid dipstick or ~ above the side of the reservoir itself.The same "expands once heated" deal uses to automatic infection fluid as well which is likewise a selection of hydraulic oil itself.
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FYI: power steering liquid is hydraulic oil and also it naturally expands in volume as it heats up. That"s why there"s usually a hot and also a cold level clues on the reservoir lid dipstick or top top the side of the reservoir itself.The same "expands once heated" deal uses to automatic infection fluid too which is likewise a range of hydraulic oil itself.

Re: impacts of overfilling power steering fluid...? (JackP311)
My dad told me that i can examine it through both the tricks. Yet why did friend overfill it?! any fuel panic buying? Yeah, what will happen to your auto if ever before this happen?____________________Autopartswarehouse is a must!
Nothing poor will happen, it"ll just come the end if you"ve overfilled it as well much and also tapper off to the ideal levels.
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And, there are various procedures - some cars need you to examine stuff hot, part cold. And, for transmission fluid, I recognize that my civic required you to inspect it cold, whereas my parents old Ram required you to examine it after ~ 60 secs of cycling through the gears with the van running, preventing in neutral, and checking it with the truck running.
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If just there to be some sort of book, some type of manual, because that owning a car. That would certainly be great. They could put it in the glove box.

Tell me what web page in one of two people of my manuals has actually that and also I will certainly paypal friend $5. Because, sarcastic as you are, you"re wrong. Over there is no point out of power steering liquid procedures in one of two people manual.Thanks but no thanks...
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Tell me what web page in either of mine manuals has that and also I will certainly paypal girlfriend $5. Because, sarcastic together you are, you"re wrong. Over there is no point out of power steering fluid procedures in either manual.Thanks but no thanks...
I checked, you to be right. Ns must"ve been thinking of my friends Jeep Liberty. As penance, i dug the end the Bentley. Page 0-26 details 2 methods:COLD: Engine, off, wheels directly ahead. Screw the cap back on hand tight. Need to be +/- 2mm that the min mark. If over that, extract.HOT: Engine running, PS liquid temp have to be above 50C. Wheels straight. Screw the cap earlier on hand tight. Level should be between min and also max.That"s it. Sorry because that being one ass, i really believed it remained in there.
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That"s it. Sorry because that being an ass, ns really assumed it remained in there.

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